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Police in Italy are reporting a large operation against a network involved in IPTV. The Guardia di Finanza says that 58 sites and 18 Telegram channels have been blocked while four IT experts with familiar nicknames have been referred for prosecution along with 1,000 subscribers of pirate IPTV services.

 

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Over the past several years Italy’s Guardia di Finanza has been applying increasing pressure to various players in the piracy ecosystem.

 

In addition to targeting distributors of movies, TV shows and live sports via subscription services, the authorities have also homed in on suppliers of pirated newspapers and periodicals. A new law enforcement operation revealed Wednesday continues along those same lines.

Operation Evil Web

The new action is being spearheaded by the Economic-Financial Police Unit of the Guardia di Finanza of Gorizia. The unit reports that following an investigation it was able to secure a preventative seizure order to block access to 58 websites and 18 Telegram channels.

 

With combined annual traffic of around 80 million visits, the authorities claim that by blocking these platforms they have disrupted around 90% of the audiovisual and editorial piracy carried out in Italy. Given the availability of pirated content in the region, regardless of blocking, that figure sounds optimistic but the operation is clearly significant nonetheless.

Investigation Into IPTV Expanded Overseas

According to the GdF, the investigation began by targeting an IT expert operating under the online nickname of ‘Diabolik’. The authorities haven’t yet positively identified this developer but given the existence of a Kodi addon called Diabolik441 dedicated to Italian content with links to the Evil King branding (GdF’s operation is called ‘Evil Web’), it seems likely this was one of their targets. An Android application using the same name is also featured in a GdF video (see below).

 

After reportedly identifying Diabolik, the investigation broadened to several regions of Italy and then overseas, including Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. Three other IT experts also became part of the investigation, identified by GdF as ‘Doc’, ‘Spongebob’, and ‘Webflix’.

 

Again, GdF hasn’t identified these alleged IT experts using anything other than their nicknames but nevertheless describes them as “real oracles” when it comes to the illegal distribution of movies, pay TV, live sports, cartoons, newspapers, magazines, manuals, and even pornography. All four developers have been reported to the “competent judicial authorities” for prosecution.

Authorities Trying to Identify 1,000 IPTV Subscribers

In Italy, piracy-enabled set-top devices are called ‘pezzotto’ and in common with many regions, are used by huge numbers of end users hoping to gain free or cheap access to pirated movies, TV shows, and live sports. GdF says work is now underway to identify around 1,000 pezzotto/IPTV subscribers – some local, some overseas – so that they can be prosecuted for breaches of copyright law and receiving stolen goods.

 

According to the authorities, penalties can reach up to three years in prison and a fine of 25,000 euros. Similar penalties were mentioned back in Febraury when the Guardia di Finanza said it had reported 223 subscribers of pirate IPTV services to the judicial authorities.

Enhanced Site-Blocking Procedures

GdF reports that thanks to a new “procedural innovation”, it is now possible to more effectively block sites that facilitate access to previously blocked domains.

 

“This procedural innovation is allowing, day by day, the immediate inhibition of hundreds of new web domains illegally created in order to circumvent the original provision of the Judicial Authority,” its announcement reads.

 

“In addition, the procedures for international judicial cooperation have been activated – and are still in progress – in order to seize the servers from which multimedia contents are distributed in violation of copyright.”

 

 
 

Source: TorrentFreak

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2 hours ago, shamu726 said:

According to the GdF, the investigation began by targeting an IT expert operating under the online nickname of ‘Diabolik’. The authorities haven’t yet positively identified this developer but given the existence of a Kodi addon called Diabolik441 dedicated to Italian content with links to the Evil King branding (GdF’s operation is called ‘Evil Web’), it seems likely this was one of their targets. An Android application using the same name is also featured in a GdF video (see below).

 

After reportedly identifying Diabolik, the investigation broadened to several regions of Italy and then overseas, including Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. Three other IT experts also became part of the investigation, identified by GdF as ‘Doc’, ‘Spongebob’, and ‘Webflix’.

@DjDiabolik  from Italy  it sounds like hm  one of our members  here  that i knew from here and Appznet  since the 2000s .:omg:

 

 

I knew about them already  but  most of there content was  not English   and   the English IPTV  they had would only last a minute   and they would stop working so i removed the Evil King addons a few years back..

 

And yes its him  see the screenshot  of the addon  poster  from androidaba and look at his avatar here.

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What do you want from me? Did you think it's possible there's exist only one "Diabolik" on the entire www ?

 

What do you want to see from this avatar? I can read Diabolik441 where do you see the similarities to say it's me?

 

In your opinion, one who decides to use this nickname that avatar on the net should use? Spiderman?

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6 hours ago, DjDiabolik said:

What do you want from me? Did you think it's possible there's exist only one "Diabolik" on the entire www ?

 

What do you want to see from this avatar? I can read Diabolik441 where do you see the similarities to say it's me?

 

In your opinion, one who decides to use this nickname that avatar on the net should use? Spiderman?

Its not just the name Diabolik its your name you use on here , the same name  DJDiabolik you use it everywhere and its on  many sites with you  messing with Kodi and Kodi addons.  Even GitHub . If i was you id lay low for awhile even if it not,  since you have a history with Kodi or someone else use the name DJDiabolik. :lmao: That one thing  I never do is use the same name on every site  especially on sites when Im talking to the kodi community  and even on GitHub.  Its like using  a different password  when your a pirate you need  to cover your tracks . I  used Kodi for a  good while  and seen doezens of addon devs fall  to the likes of ACE i followed  to get updates . They all had one thing in Common they didn't cover there tracks very good they used the same name everywhere. Ignorance  is bliss ! It took  me about 5 minutes  to  pull up the name DJDiabolik  at many kodi related  forums. 

 

Im not going to post any links  here  but  the bad thing  about the internet is it takes  years  for your past to go away  . You link to what you said  unless  you delete  the account or they delete it. It's not just you , many do this ,  at least I couldn't  pull   a whole  real name up  like I  have with others  on here . But i dont have  access to social media admin panel  like  the police do ether .

 

Some people are so stupid  that they use there online name everywhere  even on sites that have there full  real name. Thats how you get caught . I even seen one member  linking  our news  post on Twitter  from here  im  a very paranoid person  so I  Investigate  things. I use to post software  updates on  APPZNET  and i was very good  at finding things so its easy for me  to find info  out  about just about anything or anyone unless  they cover there  tracks  .  People being stupid  is why I retired  from it  and got out of the web scene .I could  write a book  on all the stupid things people  did when i use to post warez  and from what I seen by just testing software  in private   is  has not got any better so i never bother to come out of retirement that and  i dont want to end  up in the News  on TF  so  i only share   warez in private.   :tooth:

 

Right now  because of CorinaVirus   the   industries  are going broke  they not been able to do much so Hollywood is dead  and  people are canceling cable  and satellite in droves . So there  coming after everyone  who pirates  to try too make up for there lost.

 

PS: i  think them  going after  someone  who make  a  free addon is wrong  because all  a free addon is like Google  it just has the  links  to whats available   on the open web .  I  fixed my own addons before  when they broke that  what they call a fork  if you change the name of it. Bot the ACE  and MPA  gets there rocks off  on  going after anybody who post any addons with  IPTV  streams  (links)  in them . The people who make money  on it ruined  it for all of us but  it will exist long after the people who  profit  off it is gone .

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10 hours ago, steven36 said:

Its not just the name Diabolik its your name you use on here , the same name  DJDiabolik you use it everywhere and its on  many sites with you  messing with Kodi and Kodi addons.  Even GitHub . If i was you id lay low for awhile even if it not,  since you have a history with Kodi or someone else use the name DJDiabolik. :lmao: That one thing  I never do is use the same name on every site  especially on sites when Im talking to the kodi community  and even on GitHub.  Its like using  a different password  when your a pirate you need  to cover your tracks . I  used Kodi for a  good while  and seen doezens of addon devs fall  to the likes of ACE i followed  to get updates . They all had one thing in Common they didn't cover there tracks very good they used the same name everywhere. Ignorance  is bliss ! It took  me about 5 minutes  to  pull up the name DJDiabolik  at many kodi related  forums. 

 

Im not going to post any links  here  but  the bad thing  about the internet is it takes  years  for your past to go away  . You link to what you said  unless  you delete  the account or they delete it. It's not just you , many do this ,  at least I couldn't  pull   a whole  real name up  like I  have with others  on here . But i dont have  access to social media admin panel  like  the police do ether .

 

Some people are so stupid  that they use there online name everywhere  even on sites that have there full  real name. Thats how you get caught . I even seen one member  linking  our news  post on Twitter  from here  im  a very paranoid person  so I  Investigate  things. I use to post software  updates on  APPZNET  and i was very good  at finding things so its easy for me  to find info  out  about just about anything or anyone unless  they cover there  tracks  .  People being stupid  is why I retired  from it  and got out of the web scene .I could  write a book  on all the stupid things people  did when i use to post warez  and from what I seen by just testing software  in private   is  has not got any better so i never bother to come out of retirement that and  i dont want to end  up in the News  on TF  so  i only share   warez in private.   :tooth:

 

Right now  because of CorinaVirus   the   industries  are going broke  they not been able to do much so Hollywood is dead  and  people are canceling cable  and satellite in droves . So there  coming after everyone  who pirates  to try too make up for there lost.

 

PS: i  think them  going after  someone  who make  a  free addon is wrong  because all  a free addon is like Google  it just has the  links  to whats available   on the open web .  I  fixed my own addons before  when they broke that  what they call a fork  if you change the name of it. Bot the ACE  and MPA  gets there rocks off  on  going after anybody who post any addons with  IPTV  streams  (links)  in them . The people who make money  on it ruined  it for all of us but  it will exist long after the people who  profit  off it is gone .

All of this "wall of letters" just to say that with your simple associations or simply do a google search whit my nickname and you can say whit 100% certain that I am that "Diabolik" they are looking for ?

 

Really ??

 

I was maybe 14 or 15 years old when i start to use this name to works in most famous clubs and disco in my area...... then youtube, facebook was born and the internet became accessible to everyone.....

 

No need to be the sherlock holmes of our day to make 4 or 5 associations on the cross.........

 

But... in any case... just when you have nothing to hide you can do what you explain in your "wall of letters".........

 

You can use all the nicknames you want.... you can use vpn..... proxy... or all other stupid things over the words but if they want and have to find you.... they do it. Of this you can be more than sure......

 

and whatever it is:

https://twitter.com/diabolik441

 

you can be sure that I am not Domenico.... for absurd.

 

*EDIT*

https://www.traniviva.it/notizie/la-voglia-di-riscatto-di-domenico-pignataro-ecco-diabolik441/

 

And again....... dear my sherlock holmes...... i'm not a 35 years old man and I don't live in Trani.

 

 

And again:

https://www.instagram.com/diabolik441/

I guess you hurt your connections man.....

 

 

*EDIT 2*

I don't want to say anything man... but throw shit over a random nickname over a forums man....

 

*EDIT 3*

https://www.facebook.com/domenico.pignataro

making and promoting your own addons everywhere is unintelligent.... especially when there is a probable unlawful gain behind it ......

 

and I'm sorry for this guy too..... but I just do what I can to detach my nickname from this stuff....

 

*EDIT 4*

and I must also add one thing..... we are here to have a simple discussion. No controversy between me and you..... but I would avoid going around infusing random people ....

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