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Illegal Netflix, Amazon Streamers Cut Off After European Arrests

  • Bootleg service offered customer assistance, quality control
  • Sophisticated operation highlights risk to streaming platforms
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European police busted an illegal streaming ring that provided service to 2 million people and was so sophisticated that it had its own customer-service team.

The criminal network operated for over five years and offered more than 40,000 channels, movies, documentaries and other content, according to European police coordination agency Europol.