Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 24 April 2008 11:39

Hacker claims he was hired by News.corp

Written by Nick Farell

Image

Murdoch's men


A hacker
has told a court that he was hired by News Corp. to develop pirating software. Christopher Tarnovsky said he got $20,000 in cash hidden in electronic devices mailed from Canada for his work, but denied using it to penetrate the security system of a rival satellite television service.

Tarnovsky was testifying in a corporate-spying lawsuit brought against News Corp's NDS Group by Dish Network. Tarnovsky told the court that he was paid on a regular basis by Harper Collins, which was owned by News Corp for the last decade. He said that he developed a pirating program to make DirectTV more secure.

Dish lawyers claim Tarnovsky's hacked into DISH's satellite network, nicked the security code, then flooded the market with pirated smart cards costing DISH $900 million in lost revenue and system-repair costs.
Last modified on Thursday, 24 April 2008 18:39

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments