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Maharashtra: ‘Malicious Mobile Apps’ Developer Detained in Content Piracy Case | Bombay News

Mumbai: Maharashtra Cyber ​​Police on Monday arrested the developer of a rogue mobile app through which the gang allegedly used to steal most of the content from other paid channels and stream it on their mobile app, causing huge losses to the creators of original content.
The agency arrested Sunbajan Kayet (30), from Gobardanga in northern 24 Parganas in West Bengal. Kayet is the third person to be arrested in the cyber fraud case.
Kayet was arrested after the Sessions Court and the High Court in Bombay rejected his requests for early bail.
Earlier, the cell arrested Thop TV CEO Satish Venkateshwarlu of Telangana and Jay Panchal on charges of cheating under the IPC and various sections of the Information Technology Act and Law Act. author.
Star India had filed a lawsuit against Android software aggregator Thop TV just before the final of the ICC World Test Championship. He stated that Thop TV is a malicious application that provides illegal access to movies, shows and live sports on TV, as well as video-on-demand content, without the permission of the original owners.
Police said Viacom 18 Media Private Limited and another broadcaster having their satellite channels and OTT platforms approached Maharashtra cyber police complaining that rogue standalone mobile private app Thop TV was broadcasting and transmitting, without permission , their data and copyrighted content at a reduced price to the general public.
This hack caused a substantial loss of revenue to these media houses.
The police said that this application is very easily available on Android, Windows, Mac and Linux devices.