Losses from Android Piracy Websites

The United States Department of Justice reported that the website Appbucket.net provided pirated copies of Android mobile apps to users. In the plea agreement with the websites two founders, criminal justice officials stated that over 1 million pirated apps were illegally downloaded from the website. The value of the downloads was over $700,000, according to… Continue reading Losses from Android Piracy Websites

Price to Buy Real Passports on the Black Market

In a report by NBC News, an illegal passport broker offered the reporter a genuine passport from Spain that could be obtained by a corrupt official working inside the Spanish embassy. The broker, working in Lima, Peru, offered the genuine Spanish passport for $1,750. The broker also offered a legitimate looking Peruvian passport for sale… Continue reading Price to Buy Real Passports on the Black Market

Price of Black Market Passports in Thailand

A black market passport dealer from Myanmar who was working in Bangkok explained to a reporter about the illegal passport trade in Thailand. According to the dealer, there are three types of passports that are available for sale on the black market: Stolen passports, real passports that the owner is selling in order to make… Continue reading Price of Black Market Passports in Thailand

Online Piracy By Singaporeans

According to a survey, around 60 percent of the population in Singapore committed online piracy at some point in their lives. Breakdown of the piracy rate by age: 16 to 18 years old: 69 percent committed online piracy such as downloading unauthorized content. 19 to 24 years old: 74 percent. 50 to 59 years old:… Continue reading Online Piracy By Singaporeans

How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year

In a study released by the Digital Citizens Alliance, researchers calculated that online streaming sites and BitTorrent sites that allow users to access pirated movies and television shows make up to $227 Million a year from advertising. The 30 largest websites, such as The Pirate Bay, earn around $4.4 Million a year, with the largest… Continue reading How Much Money an Online Streaming Site Makes in One Year

Income from Selling a Passport in Thailand

Police in Phuket, Thailand report that a foreigners can sell their passports on the black market in Phukett and receive up to $200. The foreigner can then report to their home embassy that they have lost their passport and receive a new one. (Fake id cards and passports for sale on the black market.) Between… Continue reading Income from Selling a Passport in Thailand

Number of Counterfeit Korunas in the Czech Republic

In 2013, authorities in the Czech Republic seized 2,045 counterfeit korunas within the country, down from the 3,586 counterfeit Czech banknotes seized in 2012. In addition to the fake koruna, Czech financial investigators removed 1,085 counterfeit money and banknotes from foreign countries in 2013. Below is the number of counterfeit koruna and altered coins that… Continue reading Number of Counterfeit Korunas in the Czech Republic

Illegal Pirated Streams of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

American broadcaster NBC reported that it shut down 45,000 illegally posted video clips or online pirate streams of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Company officials state that 20,000 video clips of the competition was prevented from appearing on YouTube. This was done through filtering technology of the video, as well as flagging the… Continue reading Illegal Pirated Streams of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

Counterfeit Won Removed from South Korea in 2013

The central bank in South Korea removed 3,585 counterfeit banknotes from circulation in 2013. In 2012, a total of 8,627 fake bills were removed from circulation. The number of fake 50,000 won note that was removed declined by 74 percent to 84 bills in 2013. The number of counterfeit 10,000 won notes removed declined by… Continue reading Counterfeit Won Removed from South Korea in 2013

Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics

At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, an estimated 35,000 counterfeit Hockey Canada jerseys were available for sale, according to the licensing manager of the team. During the 2010 Winter Games, security officials and brand trademark enforcement officials were able to seize about 17,000 counterfeit jerseys. At the 201 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, an… Continue reading Counterfeit Hockey Canada Jerseys at the Olympics