Brazilian Law Enforcement authorities are cracking down hard on websites that provide pirated contents. The law agencies have launched a special plan named ‘Operation 404‘ to tackle this issue.
Hundreds of domain names have been seized until now and numerous individuals have even been sent to jail, through various editions of ‘Operation 404‘. The operation is in its 4th stage now, popularly termed Operation 404.4.
However, this 4th edition had something special in it. For the first time, a portion of the seized domain names include blockchain domain names. These blockchain domain names were deployed to advertise the piracy domain names.
Brazilian authorities do not reveal the exact domain names, but domains related to 226 websites, 461 piracy apps and 15 social media applications were brought down in this edition.
Brazilian authorities had received helped from the US and the UK. All these banned platforms facilitated more than 10 million illegal downloads.