Porno-Pirates of North Korea

Nach dem Vatikan hat sich TorrentFreak mal in Nord Korea umgesehen, was dort so per P2P runtergeladen wird. Überraschung: Porno, Spionage-Tools und… „How I met your Mother“?

A search in the database of BitTorrent monitoring company Scaneye returned 84 titles that were shared from North Korea. These file-sharers used a variety of BitTorrent clients and several IP-addresses that are officially registered to the dictatorial regime.

One of the titles that jumps out immediately is “Net Monitor for Employees Professional,” which seamlessly fits the country’s profile. Ironically, the downloader in question did very little to cover his or her own tracks. There are also other needs for which BitTorrent can give a helping hand, on the adult entertainment front for example. The screenshot [above] shows a selection of the adult clips, including the work of Japanese porn actress Marica Hase and her U.S. colleague Alice Frost.

Aside from spy tools and porn there are plenty of less controversial titles listed as well. “The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book” for example, which may have been out of stock at the local book store.

North Korea Pirates Spy Tools and Porn on BitTorrent