Overview of this Controversy


Date Originated: March of 2012
Categories: Rupert Murdoch & News Corp
The News Corporation faced accusations of hacking after media reports in Britain and Australia claimed that an affiliate of the media conglomerate had hacked into pay-television rivals to undermine their operations. According to the reports, NDS (a News Corp Affliate) undermined the competition by hiring hackers to crack the codes of smart cards associated with the satellite services of News Corporation’s rivals. The hackers supposedly posted those codes online or sold them on the black market, allowing viewers to pirate the competitors’ TV broadcasts without paying a subscription fee and costing them tens of millions of dollars.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/world/asia/australia-calls-for-murdoch-probe-after-tv-p...
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