Anti-Piracy

Digital Watermark Leads Police Straight to Bollywood Pirates (Naked Security)

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Movie pirates have been running amok in recent months – hacking TV series and pre-release films from Netflix and Walt Disney and causing HBO to batten down the hatches with 2FA and to scupper paper scripts.

But for once, the law has scored a win. Instead of the FBI throwing up its hands and telling the studios to just pay the ransom, police have collared the pirates. As The Times of India reports, police arrested six people in India earlier this month, while one more managed to escape.

They apparently managed to track the extortionists to the specific theater where an HD print of the big hit – Bahubali: The Conclusion, which is reportedly taking the country by storm – had been unlocked with a digital key, illegally downloaded and held for ransom.