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Harper Collins Has Paid an Expert Hacker to Develop Pirating Software...

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.”

Via MobileRead.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


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  2. Collins
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 10:37:16

    Pls i need an hacker as a friend

  3. L
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 12:18:25

    That was quite the sensationalized headline you sent out…which is what you wanted at RA of course to start some sort of heated discussion and watch commenter’s trash HC.

    What I immediately thought, probably what you wanted, was that HC was producing and selling pirated ebooks, which of course they are NOT….as far as I know.

    This has to do with Satellite TV Technology and the case has not been resolved.

    I find your baited headlines offensive and a waste.

    No, I’m not connected with HC in any way. I’m not condoning or condemning anything they’ve allegedly done with their former Satellite TV division.

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