The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down 22 domains linked to the popular South American pirate streaming site, Cuevana. The anti-piracy group tracked down the Peruvian operator of the site that served hundreds of millions of visits over the past several years. While this Cuevana variant is a big fish, another popular Cuevana site remains online.
If we didn’t know better, we might conclude that ‘Cuevana’ is Spanish for ‘mole’.
The popular streaming piracy brand first appeared on the radar in 2009 and anti-piracy forces have been trying to ‘whack’ it ever since.
The original Cuevana site was founded by Tomas Escobar, at the time an engineering student in Cordoba, Argentina. By offering a Netflix-type streaming experience, with a bigger catalog and without any subscription fees, the pirate service quickly took off.
Taking Down Cuevana
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