The Hacker Mind
The Hacker Mind
Oct 19, 2021
EP 32: The Hunt For Ghost #1
Play • 57 min

Ghost #1 was a digital film server that should have stayed blacklisted but due to a unique software flaw it continued to produce pirated films.

Patrick Von Sychowski from the Celluloid Junkie joins the Hacker Mind podcast to discuss his SecTor 2021 talk on Ghost #1, explaining how the transition from 35mm to digital in theaters and how the unique third iteration of cinema in China also allowed this digital projector to evade anti-piracy safeguards for nearly three years. He credits one engineer at the Chinese propaganda department for helping solve a mystery that resulted in the largest film piracy takedown operation of all time, anywhere in the world.

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