I-OnAsia Sponsors ASIS CSO Summit Opening Lunch

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I-OnAsia is pleased to sponsor Monday’s upcoming lunch at the 10th Annual ASIS CSO Summit, in Washington DC. The event will be an opportunity for senior security officers to exchange ideas and share best practices.  ASIS is a fantastic organization that I-OnAsia has supported for many years. FBI deputy director Mr. Andrew McCabe will speak to the group during the lunch. I-OnAsia was founded in 2001 and has undertaken over 4000 cases for American clients, many of whom are Chief Security Officers with backgrounds in law enforcement. America’s security leaders turn to I-OnAsia because our people on the ground have the right qualifications and a tremendous track record of success.

I-OnAsia Supports Epping Upper Clapton RFC

Being a long-time supporter and benefactor to the club I-OnAsia is once again happy to support the donation of High Vis “safety gear” for the upcoming annual “South Africa” event, for all the local South African children taking part.

Epping Upper Clapton RFC president Danny Elmer expressed his thanks on behalf of EUC RFC and I-OnAsia’s continued support to the club over the past 30 years.

I-OnAsia Holds Local and Travel Security Brief and KRAV-MAGA Survival Systems Events for VIP Friends and Clients

Director of Krav-Maga Zoe King paired up with I-OnAsia to produce a fascinating event including a local and travel safety brief and a self defence survival class.

The group enjoyed the event over a three-star Michelin luncheon held in the private salon of the Seasons restaurant.

For more information on arranging a similar event please contact media@ionasia.com.hk

Another Home Run for I-OnAsia!

Photos of the offices of Shenzhen Welnavi in Shenzhen, one of the five largest and wealthiest cities in China.

Police in China arrest content pirates that stole from ABS-CBN, others

Photos of the illegal IPTV boxes found at the Shenzhen Welnavi office in China owned by Alan Zhou and Roland Lu show they’re marked as “Filipino Channel” and then marketed in United States, Canada and other countries as Filstream.

Photos of the illegal IPTV boxes found at the Shenzhen Welnavi office in China owned by Alan Zhou and Roland Lu show they’re marked as “Filipino Channel” and then marketed in United States, Canada and other countries as Filstream.

DALY CITY, California – Police in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China arrested owners and operators of a company that illegally programmed pirate IPTV boxes and marketed and sold them around the world under the “Filstream” brand.

Arrested and charged with copyright infringement by the Shenzhen Police on Wednesday, March 2 were Alan Zhou and Roland Lu, the owners and operators of Shenzhen Welnavi Technology Co., LTD (“Shenzhen Welnavi”) factory.

Two senior programmers at the factory were also arrested and charged with copyright infringement with a maximum penalty of seven years in jail. Shenzhen Welnavi has been completely shut down.

All those arrested are expected to remain in custody pending trial, which is likely to take place next year. The Shenzhen police team conducted a raid of Shenzhen Welnavi on February 28, seizing the company’s servers and business records as part of the police team’s criminal investigation of the illegal distribution network.

The arrests in China were the culmination of an eight-month worldwide investigation spearheaded by the Philippine media and entertainment network ABS-CBN.

To date, the investigation has resulted in the arrest and seizure of Filstream box distributors in Illinois and Florida. The criminal arrest and prosecution of additional distributors in multiple locations around the United States and Canada is ongoing and expected within the coming weeks.

Sample of the marketing materials that distributors of the illegal Filstream box are posting on Facebook.

Sample of the marketing materials that distributors of the illegal Filstream box are posting on Facebook.

“The police have determined that Alan Zhou and Roland Lu ran a global piracy operation with the intent to interfere with ABS-CBN’s legitimate business. ABS-CBN/TFC distributes its content through cable providers, its own TFC IPTV boxes, as well as via digitally on tfc.tv. Alan Zhou and Roland Lu have disrupted ABS-CBN’s legitimate business,” said ABS-CBN’s AVP & Head of Global Anti-Piracy Elisha Lawrence.

 

“In addition, Filstream’s distributors contacted ABS-CBN’s distributors throughout the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, soliciting them to be Filstream’s distributors. They contacted customers of ABS-CBN offering their boxes in lieu of ABS-CBN’s legitimate IPTV boxes. They blatantly confused customers by using ABS-CBN’s registered trademarks and logos on their websites and social media sites. Alan Zhou and Roland Lu’s actions were despicable,” she added.

Lawrence also revealed that ABS-CBN plans to continue to enforce criminal and civil actions against anyone who steals its movies and TV shows and offers them via IPTV box, free websites or on Youtube, Daily Motion and Facebook.

“ABS-CBN spends millions of dollars each year producing these TV shows and movies and we will not allow these pirates to give them away for free,” Lawrence explained.

Lawrence had harsh words for Zhou and Lu. “I am glad to see them, and their distributors, being criminally pursued by every means under the law in China and the U.S. I am very grateful for the excellent work by the police in Shenzhen, China, Illinois and Florida. It is a global operation with an army of investigators throughout the world that helped us get the evidence to support the raids in China and the United States.”

ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez was very clear about the company’s stand against piracy.

“The management of ABS-CBN has absolutely no tolerance for content piracy. We will continue to do everything in our power to prosecute all who would attempt to pirate our content,” said Lopez. “Piracy is like a cancer in the content industry. The pirates, in their selfish pursuit of short-term profits, have absolutely no regard for their negative impact on the industry. We will continue our vigilance in finding and prosecuting all pirates regardless of the cost.”

As the Filstream signal has been shut down, for all victims who purchased the Filstream boxes, call 1-866-746-6988 now to receive one-month FREE TFC subscription or visit www.tfc-usa.com/tfcbox for details.

Source: Inquirer.net

Phishing Scams Catching big Fish

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Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information like username, password, bank details, the details of staff in a position to transfer funds!

I-OnAsia in recent weeks has seen a spike in phishing related scams. Millions of dollars are re-directed to fast track disposable front company bank accounts controlled by criminal syndicates.

If you are the victim of a scam you have to act quick. Contact our Cybersecurity team direct on +852 9281 9932 for 24/7 emergency inquiry.

Alternatively contact I-OnAsia to arrange a complementary briefing for your key staff.