FACT Threats Turn Usenet Search Engine Into Open Source Hydra Indexer

For some time the Federation Against Copyright Theft has been making life difficult for UK-based operators of file-sharing sites. The movie industry-funded group identifies sites it would like to close, works to identity their admins, and turns up at their homes in order to add weight to their shutdown demands. On the whole, it has to be said, their tactics are effective. FACT has done a lot of work against Usenet sites in recent times, most recently forcing the shutdown of NZBsRus. Barely a week later and another site has received personalized threats. NzbX is a public Usenet search engine that has automatically indexed around five million releases. It’s been in existence since December 2012 following the NZBMatrix shutdown and since then has registered 130,000 members and serviced many more…

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FACT Threats Turn Usenet Search Engine Into Open Source Hydra Indexer

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Friday, July 5th, 2013 Net News

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