26 November 2018

Group-IB endorses “Warsaw Declaration” aimed at fighting online piracy

Group-IB, an international company that specializes in preventing cyber attacks, have signed the «Warsaw Declaration» at the International Content Protection Summit in Warsaw, Poland. The new document aims to improve cooperation in combating online piracy, contribute to reinforcing the international anti-piracy coalition and raise the awareness of negative impact of online piracy on global economy.

Along with 34 top-tier international companies and organizations, including BBC Studios, Discovery, HBO Europe, Warner Bros. Entertainment and many others, Group-IB made a firm commitment to keep fighting online piracy internationally. The full list of signees can be found here. The summit participants agreed to share knowledge and hands-on experience to develop effective countermeasures against online pirates. The increasing global reach of cybercrime, new technologies used for illegal distribution of content, the use of cryptocurrencies were named among the major piracy threats that the Declaration aims to solve.

The Warsaw Declaration indicates the recognition of the problem on a global scale by the key market players. It is a very important step in the development of the global strategy of combatting online piracy. Having extensive knowledge and hands on experience in protection of digital content, we are excited to offer our expertise to support the global effort.

Dmitry Tyunkin

Dmitry Tyunkin

Deputy Director of Brand Protection and Anti-Piracy at Group-IB

Group-IB has been demonstrating its commitment to the cause since 2011, when its Anti-Piracy Department was established. Group-IB Anti-Piracy uses innovative intelligence driven technologies to detect pirated websites and remove infringement content. The company’s specialists provide 24/7 monitoring of 120 000+ online resources from torrent trackers and streaming services to groups in social networks and pirated platforms in the DarkNet and around 80% of links to illegal content are successfully blocked within 24 hours. Group-IB has successfully protected several movies and TV series including «Game of Thrones», «X-Men: Days of Future Past», «True Detective» and many more.

Piracy is currently a highly profitable undertaking with a complicated network of relations. There is proof of its connections to other types of crime. The alarming figures concerning the scale of theft and illegal trade of audiovisual content are a motivating factor to take action. Holding the first international meeting on combating piracy in our region was aimed at underlining the value of experience sharing and the necessity of cooperation between organisations, institutions and governmental bodies as well as businesses from various countries.

Teresa Wierzbowska

Teresa Wierzbowska

The President of the Board of the Sygnał Association, which organized the Summit

Group-IB is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, headquartered in Singapore. The company’s threat intelligence and research centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Amsterdam), and Russia (Moscow).

Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework (earlier known as TDS) intended for the proactive search and the protection against complex and previously unknown cyberthreats has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG, while Group-IB itself has been recognized as a Product Leader and Innovation Leader. Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was granted Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading forensic laboratory, high-tech crime investigations department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of Europol and has been recommended by the OSCE as a cybersecurity solutions provider.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.

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