German police crack down on hacking group

German police have carried out their biggest ever crackdown on internet piracy in probe against 126 members of an online hackers' forum. The Germans are thought to be part of a wider network of 476 people in 33 countries who were members of an internet forum called Liquid FXP.

They hacked into internet service providers to gain access to film, music, computer software and games, then offered pirated versions for downloading. Investigators followed this up with a further 337 warrants enabling them to search through the computer data of companies and institutions linked to the hacked servers.

Police said members of the forum discovered 11,820 servers worldwide with security gaps. They would hack into the system and install their own server, which would then enable them to download what they wanted.

Thanks to Tech001101 for posting this up the forums.

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