Man Accused of Streaming Illegal Re-broadcasts of MLB, NBA, and Others

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has accused a 30-years-old Minnesota man of illegally broadcasting sports games from MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL over the internet and hacking into the league’s computer systems.

Joshua Streit is accused of illicitly rebroadcasting important American sports leagues such as Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Hockey League (NHL).

According to the DOJ, the man ran a “live streaming” website for his own personal profit selling access to illicit sports content in exchange for $129.99 per season subscription fees.

“Hehestreams.com”, which is currently under the authority of ACE (Alliance for Creativity), directs users to legal content distribution platforms.

Source: BleepingComputer

According to prosecutors, Joshua Streit acquired access to the sports league’s material by hacking into the accounts of the league’s members.

Between 2017 and 2021, Streit reportedly gained roughly $5,000 in subscription fees from the website, however, the actual amount may be higher.

Apart from Bitcoin, the website accepted several payment methods, making it easy for law authorities to track purchases and figure out who was behind the business.

The FBI declared that the Minnesota man’s operation

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