Hacker 'Hobbyist' Paid Hefty Price

May 2008
Multichannel News;5/12/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 19, p4
The article reports on the testimony of U.S. satellite pirate Anthony Maldonado in the lawsuit by Echostar against NDS Group PLC. Maldonado describes his part in the hacking community on how he made contact over the Internet with a Canadian pirate Jim Waters and negotiated a price on an EchoStar hack. He testified that he partnered with the top eBay seller to purchase a black box that would reprogram EchoStar smart cards to deliver all signals without subscription fee.


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