StarHub says hundreds of illegal decoders seized in raid
Pay-TV operator, StarHub, says it has successfully raided a storage facility of illegal set-top boxes and uncovered a few hundred illegal set-top boxes.
The raid, conducted with help from the Police, was carried out earlier this week.
StarHub says it has been tracking a syndicate that was distributing sales flyers for the sale of illegal set-top boxes that claim to be able to unscramble StarHub TV content since early this year.
StarHub says it will follow up with criminal prosecution against the illegal importer.
It is a criminal offence to sell, import or manufacture illegal set-top boxes.
It is also against the law for consumers to tap into StarHub's network using illegal boxes, with the intention to intercept and receive the content signals without authorisation.
In addition to legal action, StarHub has been deploying technological means to prevent illegal boxes from accessing its content.
StarHub says it's currently migrating pay TV customers to a new encryption standard that cannot be unscrambled by existing illegal boxes.
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