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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Content Industry Wants to Hack File-Sharers

Content Industry Wants to Hack File-Sharers

Content Industry Wants to Hack File-Sharers

Added: Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.com, 2013
The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property is regarded by the entertainment industry as an independent and bipartisan initiative of leading US representatives from the private sector, public service in national security and foreign affairs, academe, and politics. Apparently, all of those representatives just happen to be very interested in peer-to-peer piracy.

The group has recently prepared an 84 page report saying that it expects Congress to legalize the use of malware in order to punish those users who are suspected of being copying illegally. The content industry wants to develop software that would be then loaded on PCs. The software in question should somehow detect if the user is pirating, and lock up their machine until the person confesses a crime to the police. Actually, this might be a good suggestion, because there is already a working model. The only problem is that it is used by Russian organized crime and deploys ransomware.

As you can see, it seems like after having run out of ideas, in order to fix their business model, the entertainment industry keeps looking to dictators and criminals. Then, more details on the scheme make it amusing reading. For example, they can design software which would only allow authorized users to open the files that contain valuable data. In case an unauthorized user accesses the data in question, the file could be rendered inaccessible and the unauthorized person’s PC could be locked down. The software will also provide the instructions about how to contact the police to receive the password the user needs to unlock the account.

It looks really weird that the entertainment industry is asking the American government (which is at the moment failing to cope with malware on its own infrastructure) for the right to use the same sort of techniques to protect its outdated business model. The industry experts believe that the American government is not that dumb. Moreover, the very fact that such ideas are suggested by the content industry demonstrates how little its representatives really care, or know about online security. Hopefully, ordinary citizens won’t be attacked by trojan horses guided by the movie and music studios in the near future.

June 13th,2013

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Date:  Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Comments (10) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-06-13 18:17:49)
willman198 avatarwhat? man I am 2 stoned for this!!!

posted by (2013-06-13 19:26:17)
Toniov avatarme2

posted by (2013-06-14 02:32:02)
delgadoii avatarIf these corporate companies wanted to hire some out of the wild hackers to do the hacking it would have been done a long time ago... they won't do it because they know there is still laws that will come back and bite them on the ass... either that or they are very scared of "Anonymous"!!

posted by Kitty (2013-06-14 04:12:40)
Crash1 avatarIf Congress approved this they would ALSO have to REPEAL several laws dealing with anti-infection and computer security, which would THEN leave the Government open to damages law suits from corporations or individuals who lose data due to unauthorised Malware/Trojans/Viruses/etc.

Basically it WON'T HAPPEN ... No matter what I think, not even a POLITICIAN is THAT stupid! (then again ... they might prove me wrong [and right])

posted by (2013-06-14 04:44:46)
Mr_T_Cat avatarHow long would it be before a crime gang duplicates the software, but directs you to call them instead. Stupid idea, which release tons of duplicate versions of the malware.

Just sound like they are running out of ideas.

posted by ET loverKitty (2013-06-14 14:25:04)
greymongel avatarthnx for the read as always keep up your hard work ;>

posted by men (2013-06-15 14:16:07)
ZerlindaX avatarOMG! Now they're gonna corrupt your system
files, stop your virus and malware programs
from working using old malware technology.
They really assault people intelligent. Sound
so childless and stupid. I guess they could
get away with it due to the fact that many
computer users have no cue as to what to do
or clean out malware or get around this. I
could see the lawsuits and the privacy issues.

posted by (2013-06-16 11:35:35)
No avatarExcellent article. Let's first pretend that hacking is a new concept to them,
especially given deep packet inspection capabilities which are everywhere.

Let us all then take seriously the fact that we would need to wait a couple of
weeks for the work around. I'm okay with an older, front-end, sacrificial machine
to expose to the net. Anyone else..????

posted by men (2013-06-17 05:48:13)
ZerlindaX avatarelectrodes1300, I totally agree with you. I'll give
it less then a week before it get expose to the net.
I doubt very much if they even pass something stupid
like that.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverTurtle (2013-06-17 14:29:50)
Carjacker avatarNever underestimate the stupidity of Humans..if you think it shouldnt,wont or cant possibly be made reality...then it's probably already being done.

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