Over the past few months we have been following what has been happening at the level of pirated IPTV in Europe. Several services have been shut down and the police have even started investigating customers. It has recently become known that several providers of this type of illegal service have also started to be the target of attacks.
According to the information, a hacker has managed to carry out several attacks and the payment of ransoms from the servers has to be carried out in bitcoin.
IPTV providers are again “under fire” by someone who demands ransoms that must be paid in bitcoin cryptocurrency. However, according to what is known, payment does not always resolve the issue. As a prime suspect, someone is potentially “involved” in a company that offers software solutions. The company in question has already come to deny such suspicions.
Due to their nature, operators and resellers of pirated IPTV services tend to operate in the “shadow”, cautiously protecting their identity and the identities of their customers.
IPTV: High-level attacks against Helix and PrimeStreams
Helix Hosting and PrimeStreams are the most popular hosting platforms within IPTV. According to TorrentFreak, the attacks started in 2019 when the hacker revealed that Helix Hosting had agreed to pay a “small fee” to prevent all details of its customers from being leaked online.
In addition to Helix Hosting, PrimeStream was also attacked by the same person after a few days, who again demanded the payment of a ransom to prevent the client’s details from being disclosed. The amount was significant ($ 70,000) to be paid in bitcoin. Several other ISPs were also targeted, always with the same modus operandi, but in different quantities.
In a post published on the social network Reddit, the revelation emerges that this hacker will have tried to attack at least 50 other platforms and IPTV providers. For now there is not much other information, but the warning is that the providers of the pirated IPTV service, also they, are the target of attack. It is not known whether in the midst of so much attack, the hacker was successful in stealing customer data. If that happened, probably more every day, that information will appear on the internet.
Source: Pplware by pplware.sapo.pt.
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