"Over the past week, some servers used for updating the anti-virus software NOD32 were labeled as anti-p2p by a popular list maker for PeerGuardian. In response, NOD32’s company, ESET, has categorised PG2 as malware in some of its latest updates."
"It started off with Bluetack adding some IP addresses to its “Level 1 blocklist” that belonged to ESET (NOD32) update servers. “Level 1” is the term that Bluetack use for their lists containing (according to site admin ‘monk’):
The IP addresses added were 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11, according to this forum post on the NOD32 support forum. These blocked IP ranges contain many of the servers used to provide anti-virus signatures for NOD32. These were added to the blocklist for alleged anti-p2p activities. However, what kind of anti-p2p activity was taking place is unclear."
- Companies (Or organizations. I won’t repeat orgs. over and over) who are clearly involved with trying to stop filesharing.
- Companies which anti-p2p activity has been seen from.
- Companies that produce or have a stong financial interest in copyrighted material.
- Government ranges or companies that have a strong financial interest in doing work for governments.
- Legal industry ranges.
- IPs or ranges of ISPs from which anti-p2p activity has been observed.
Source: Full Article @ TorrentFreak
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