Hacker kept on NDS payroll after accused of piracy

Wednesday, 7 May 2008, 10:45 PM EST

A high-ranking News Corp official testified on Tuesday that he kept two hackers on the payroll for years after one of them was accused of infiltrating the security system of rival satellite television company DISH Network Corp.

Abraham Peled, a member of News Corp's executive management committee headed by Rupert Murdoch and CEO of affiliate NDS Group, said he continued to employ Christopher Tarnovsky after he was told by another former hacker that Tarnovsky posted information on the Internet to let users unscramble DISH's network and receive free service.

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