Police investigate hacking of Digital+ in Spain

Iñaki Ferreras ©RapidTVNews | 23-06-2012

A judge in Alicante, Spain, is investigating a network dedicated to hacking the internet signal for the Digital+ platform, according to sources close to the investigation. The investigation, which is the responsibility of the Technology Crime Brigade National Police, involves dozens of people in Spain in the Cordoba town of Lucena.

It is alleged that a users' forum illegally discharged the signal, a type of crime known as card sharing, which provides illicit access to pay-TV broadcasts.

The Alicante court has identified two of the users, while a third has been accused, according to sources. The police investigations are continuing, with fraud relating to Digital+, Csat, Canal+ (France), Premiere (Germany), Canal Digital (Holland) and other similar pay-TV operators.