The World Cup last year - and the months since - have been characterised by intensified enforcement action against online gambling rings in Asia. This week, Decision Group, a Taiwanese company, boasted that it had played a key role in providing hi-tech equipment that aided the police.
Without specifying with which enforcement agencies it is doing business, Taipei-based Decision Group reported in a press release that it had developed technology that enabled anti-gambling enforcement agencies to "...break down the illegal online betting during the last World Cup. The agency has archived high success rates after they managed to break down these syndicate operation in few countries during the seasons of World Cup 2010."
The company takes some pride in asserting that: "Hundreds of criminals who were involved in this illegal operation were arrested at various locations in South East Asia countries" after its Wireless-Detective systems were deployed at multiple suspected hot spots.
"With the deployment of this advanced network forensics tool, police managed to intercept and record all the content of the actual transactions such as the Web Content, Email Exchange, Chat Exchange, and Bank Account Information with our real-time reconstruction engine. Furthermore, the syndicates' operation centers can also be identified and the all internet activities can be intercepted with the help of Internet Service Providers (ISP) in this region," the company statement boasts.
The Decision Group notes that gambling operational centres were often equipped with closed circuit television cameras and light sensor devices to foil enforcement raids, but the operators were unaware of the presence of police units and were caught red-handed, thanks to its product.
Source: InfoPowa News