FBI sacks DirecTV hacker
The FBI has nailed a Russian college student accused of stealing documents
detailing DirecTV Inc.'s new encryption system and circulating the details among
The 19-year-old student, Igor Serebryany, was arrested in Los Angeles for
allegedly circulating on the Internet hundreds of sensitive documents taken from
a law firm where he worked part-time.
The papers detailed DirecTV's latest access cards, the keys needed to decrypt
signals in the company's DBS receivers.
Serebryany was charged under the Economic Espionage Act of
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