- After the recent ICE raids
back in early August, several mod-chip resellers ended up closing shop and/or selling off on eBay and similar auction sites.
Today, we now have confirmation
of a remaining manufacturer and distributer of illegal circumvention devices being raided, namely Divineo (retail division) and SupremeFactory (wholesale division). Documents found at the raid site connected SupremeFactory Limited to French company Divineo SARL. Divineo SARL and its principal, Max Louarn
, have also been named in the legal action initiated by Nintendo.
Just over a year ago, Max was busted
after a federal court judge found that they had violated the DMCA by selling mod-chips for consoles. The defendants were accused by Sony of trafficking in mod-chips as well as the application HD Loader, which allows owners of the PlayStation 2 console to rip and store PS2 games on a hard drive attached to the system.
Unfortunately for Max, his history of cybercrime dates back to 1994 when he was caught stealing thousands of telephone calling card numbers