Police smash 100-strong hacking gang

Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 12:49 PM EST

Police in Poland have smashed a 100-strong gang of hackers who have been using computer systems around the world to sell pirated music and films.

The gang broke into large systems owned by academic establishments across the globe to store pirated material, before selling it on to buyers.

'They broke into the biggest systems they could find and set up "warehouses" to store pirated games, films and music,' police spokeswoman Agata Salatka told Reuters.

By Emma Nash at vnunet.

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