Scandal at News Corp spreads as Justice Department monitors hacking allegations at European TV subsidiaries | Mail Online

by peterjukes

The Independent reported that computer whiz Pasquale Caiazza was working as a consultant for a News Corp company when he was arrested on charges of spying on a rival pay-TV business.

Caiazza was reportedly paid about $18,000 regularly from a bank account linked to News International.

He’s accused of stealing television encryption cards made by Nagra France, which was engaged in a deal to produce the technology for Sky Italia, a division of News Corp.

The deal was cancelled by Sky Italia’s then-boss Tom Mockridge as the hacking charges were unearthed, according to The Independent.

The latest allegations against Murdoch’s global media empire come just a week after the FBI said it would get involved if Scotland Yard ‘dropped the ball’.

via Scandal at News Corp spreads as Justice Department monitors hacking allegations at European TV subsidiaries | Mail Online.

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