The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has revealed the outcomes of Operation 404, the primary operation carried out by the Brazilian digital universe. The operation, which started in 2019, has entered its fourth part, based on authorities.
In November 2019, Operation 404 was launched in 12 states and 30 search and seizure warrants had been efficiently accomplished. At the time, 210 web sites had been blocked in addition to 100 unlawful streaming apps.
In 2020, operations in 10 states accomplished 25 search and seizure warrants and eliminated greater than 252 web sites from the web. In 2021, the third part of Operation 404 occurred in eight states, nevertheless it set a document for blocking 334 web sites.
Operation 404 performs metaverse seek for the primary time
Last Tuesday (twenty first), the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJ) launched the fourth part of Operation 404, the primary operation in the nation to conduct searches in a digital world surroundings.
The time period has grow to be fashionable in latest months, particularly after Meta (previously Facebook) entered the sphere. It’s unclear how the search labored in this surroundings, nevertheless it turned out that 4 content material channels had been disabled, in addition to the removing of 90 movies from the web.
The fourth stage of motion 404 consists of audiovisual piracy targets and channels that stream music. According to MJ’s CiberLab, there have been greater than 10.3 million downloads on the platform pretending to be from well-known artists akin to Alok, Xande Aviões, Marília Mendonça and Aline Barros. The new motion disabled greater than 461 music streaming apps, a document.
Alessandro Barreto, coordinator of the Seopi Network Operations Lab, famous that the battle towards piracy continues.
“Criminals promote campaigns and broadcast illegally on social media. Our battle towards piracy is ongoing. We are more and more centered on curbing these practices and figuring out new felony behaviors.”
The operation was aided by civilian police from 11 Brazilian states and extra authorities from the United Kingdom and the United States.
In Brazil, 30 search warrants had been issued in 11 states, ensuing in the removing of 266 web sites and 15 social community profiles associated to piracy.
Braulio de Mello, Deputy Minister of Integrated Operations, burdened that Brazil loses billions of reais annually to piracy.
“The important focus is on combating copyright infringement, which prices Brazil 15 billion reais a 12 months. This function is performed by the state police, who act in an built-in method for the success of the operation”.
The Brazilian embassy supported the operation, which accomplished 59 search warrants overseas, 53 in the UK and 6 in the US. Police authorities in these international locations additionally cooperated with Brazil’s operations.
As of final Tuesday afternoon, three arrests had been made in São Paulo, two in Minas Gerais and one in Goias. During the operation, computer systems, arduous drives, cell phones and server constructions had been confiscated.