May 6 2008
This falls into the “how did I miss this article” category. News Corp has been accused of hiring hackers to spy on rival Dish network “in a scheme to deprive a competitors of hundreds of millions of dollars. The big news was that in testimony, a computer hacker admitted that he had been paid on a regular basis for 10 years by HarperCollins but that he wasn’t hired to hack into Dish network, but beef up security of the DirecTV service.
Christopher Tarnovsky is considered to be one of the two best hackers in the world. As MobileRead Alexander Turcic wrote “Irony knows no bounds.”