The police have charged six Vigo’s for using pirated computer programs in the city’s chat rooms and internet cafes, following a complaint filed by Microsoft. The police operation has also been carried out in the cities of Malaga, Almería, Burgos and Talavera de la Reina, and was intended to prevent the theft of personal data or the interception of communications.
According to spokespersons for the National Police, a total of 45 cybers have been registered and 23 persons have been arrested and 22 accused in total and two other arrests have been made for crimes against workers ‘ rights. None of the arrests have been made in Galicia. The investigation was initiated following a number of allegations made by the Bill Gates company against such establishments.