U.S. Doubles Down and Seizes ‘Comeback’ Domains of Pirate Sites
Leading up to the FIFA World Cup final this weekend, U.S. law enforcement seized 23 domains operated by pirate sports streaming sites. The domains in question were used by sites targeted in a similar action a week earlier. This triggered a game of whack-a-mole that’s not over yet. Meanwhile, other sites are being targeted, including the popular Soccerstreams portal.
Earlier this month, we reported on a series of FIFA World Cup-themed domain name seizures by US law enforcement.
In the initial wave, Homeland Security Investigations took down 55 domain names operated by pirate sports streaming sites.
Many of the sites had millions of regular visitors who were confronted with a seizure banner featuring seals of prominent law enforcement outfits. This action was later officially confirmed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
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