The Owner of Pirated Online Cinemas Was First Convicted in Russia
According to Group-IB, Stanislav Saigin owned a group of online cinemas publishing unlicensed content: kinogb.guru, kinokot.biz and fosa.me, as well as a dozen of their “mirrors”, including kinogb.site, kinogb.me, kinogb. life, kinogb.cc, kinogb.mobi, kinokot.me, kinogb.tv. On each site there were more than 10 thousand titles of various films and series. These sites received content from one of the largest pirate networks - Moonwalk (ceased operation in October 2019), and online casinos acted as advertisers.
According to Group-IB estimates, in 2019, for the first time in five years, the market for pirated resources in the Russian segment of the Internet showed a decline: its volume amounted to $ 63.5 million, which is 27% lower than in 2018.