Neowin News Feed for: Warez Neowin News Feed for: Warez en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 The Pirate Bay hijacks visitors' CPU causing 100% spikes, everyone loses their **** <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a hilarious twist of irony, has been caught out &quot;testing&quot; a script that uses the CPU cycles of its visitors to mine cryptocurrecy. Apparently, this is going to replace ads though. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:32:02 +0000 Telstra: First Aussie ISP to block subscriber access to The Pirate Bay; defeated in seconds <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following an order from the Federal Court in Australia, ISPs must block dozens of warez related domains and proxies by the end of the year. Telstra implemented the weakest of these blocks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:28:01 +0000 New ransomware taps into social media accounts before demanding users to pay up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>New ransomware has recently been seen searching victims&#039; computers for illegally downloaded content in addition to social media accounts before threatening them with a bogus penalty notice. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:16:01 +0000 The Pirate Bay is now blocked as a malicious website in Google Chrome and Firefox <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Visitors of the popular torrent website The Pirate Bay on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will now be greeted with a warning message, stating that the site contains harmful and unwanted software. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:46:02 +0000 Indian ISPs start blocking torrent websites, scares visitors with three-year jail time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Internet Service Providers in India have been blocking torrents/warez websites as part of a government order. Those who are caught could be fined, as well as jailed for three years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:24:01 +0000 domain has been suspended <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The original &#039;official&#039; domain to one of the most notorious and highly publicized warez sites, The Pirate Bay, has been suspended by EuroDNS -- the registrar for the domain. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Johns) Sat, 19 Dec 2015 09:58:01 +0000 All Office 2016 editions leaked online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following the release of Office 2016 yesterday, pirates have obtained all editions and languages of the productivity suite and posted them online for all to download. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:16:01 +0000 Pirates of P2P ditch Xvid in favor of x264 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1942003101quicktime_formats.png" alt="" /></div>A “high-profile” group of BitTorrent releasers published a document on the new multimedia standards to use for TV shows in standard definition. Quality and control will improve, they promise. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alfonso Maruccia) Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:45:42 +0000 Iranian Government encourages piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/240172438iran_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), an organization directly connected to the Iranian Government, is charged with evaluating and advising policy makers on science and technology issues. They are also host to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brandon Boyce) Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:28:22 +0000 Warez ringleader gets over four years in prison <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After pleading guilty in a US federal court earlier this year, 44-year-old Hew Griffiths, the head of underground piracy group &quot;DrinkOrDie&quot;, was sentenced to 51 months in jail last week on one count of conspiracy... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 26 Jun 2007 05:34:11 +0000 Warez And Big Brother Will See You <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Stop, hold the presses! The RIAA is not the evil spying corporation that we've been reading about the past year. No contrary to popular belief it is not the RIAA who... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 19 Dec 2005 19:55:29 +0000 Half-Life 2 Warez Crackdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you are seriously considering downloading Half-Life 2 through illegal means, do expect quite a fight from Valve Software. The following is a response from Gabe Newell when being addressed on the topic of pirated... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:30:28 +0000 NTL pulls plug on warez <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Despite the wording of a small announcement claiming that it's all about performance, NTL seems to have the warez community in its crosshairs. Doubtless some users will be up in arms but NTL has decided... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Fri, 31 Jan 2003 19:04:25 +0000 FBI expands hunt on warez scene <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Found this over on GeekNews, pointing to a story over on New Order, regarding some additional information in relation to the FBI's ongoing warez raids. The FBI has, in the past week, been... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 18 Dec 2001 12:51:11 +0000