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I happened to open my DirecTV bill this morning just because it was sitting there and well, I had nothing else to do in that moment. I expected to see the normal monthly charge and since my bill is on auto pay, I was about to toss it in the "to be filed" pile. However, I noticed a $ PPV (Pay-per-view) charge on there for Boxing Chavez/Loriga &#; LIVE. The date was 4/26/08 (the day I was flying back from Portland). While I do enjoy a good boxing match every now and then, I haven&#;t ordered a PPV in a year or two (maybe longer). Even when I have done PPV&#;s in the past it was via my remote, never over the phone! So I hopped on the phone with DirecTV "customer service" to get this obvious mistake taken off my account. That&#;s when the fun began (NOT!):


Has my account been hacked?

Apparently when you call to order a PPV, DirecTV verifies account information. Things like the billing address, account holder&#;s name, etc. While I don&#;t think it&#;s too far fetched for someone to come up with this info, what makes this whole ordeal even more strange is that DirecTV then sends the signal to a specific receiver ID (the box in your house) to watch the PPV. So even if someone knew my account info, they wouldn&#;t be able to watch the event unless they were sitting in my living room OR unless they found a way to fake receiver ID&#;s in DirecTV&#;s system. So I asked for a supervisor and the supervisor came on the line and told me that the caller had everything they needed to place the order and she even gave me the phone number that the call was placed from (). Well gee, that&#;s not even my area code, let alone my number. "Let&#;s call it now while I have you on the phone shall we?" Of course when I dialed the number, I got a recording saying that "the call could not be completed as dialed" which leads me to believe that this person/hacker did this intentionally. Even though I have been a loyal DirecTV customer for YEARS, and I&#;ve never called with any kind of account problem before. They still would NOT issue me a credit for this. After all, I must be lying because the person who called this in from a number not my own and not on my account had my information and therefore it must be legit! I went to my DirecTV TiVo and checked purchases and it doesn&#;t even show up there. I also verified the receiver number and it was the one used. The mystery continues&#;


Needless to say, I&#;m PISSED! For now, I have setup a password on the account and nothing else can be ordered or looked up without it. It would have been nice to see the fight that I&#;m having to pay for. Too bad the criminal/hacker didn&#;t have a way to record it for me on my box. DirecTV, I will be looking to move OFF of your system in the not too distant future (I almost yelled, &#;WELL CANCEL MY ACCOUNT THEN!&#;, right on the spot)! Thanks for the trust, customer service and the love you&#;ve shown me today. I&#;ll never forget it. I&#;ll also be sure to let everyone know how great you guys are (starting here and now!)


Christopher Tarnovsky

Christopher Tarnovsky (born 20 April , Nyack, New York) is an integrated circuitreverse engineering specialist or hacker who has come to public attention.[1]

Life and career[edit]

In the s, Tarnovsky was a soldier in the United States army in the field of intelligence, security and cryptography.[2] From to he worked for NDS. He then started his own company, Flylogic, which he sold to IOActive in [3] Until Tarnovsky was vice president of semiconductor services at IOActive.[4] Tarnovsky has a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,[2] which gives him the ability to "hyper-focus" on projects for hours at a time.

Legal action[edit]

In , DirecTV, a client of NDS, a company majority owned by Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp, demanded Tarnovsky be kept away from their systems. Plaintiffs DirecTV, Dish Network and Nagrastar alleged Tarnovsky was hacking the protections they placed on their set-top box smart cards which were used to lock transmission from customers who defaulted.[2][5][6]

From to , Tarnovsky worked for NDS developing copy protection technology.[2][7]

In , Canal Plus, a French premium cable television commenced a civil action against NDS and Tarnovsky. Tarnovsky was alleged to have extracted the source code of a SECA card and then on 26 March uploaded it to a file sharing website.[8] A jury later largely cleared NDS and Tarnovsky.[2][9]

In , Tarnovsky was dismissed from NDS for copyright infringement while in their employ. Tarnovsky denies this accusation.[2]

Acts of hacking[edit]

In , Tarnovsky broke into a Trusted Platform Module, a type of chip used in the Xbox for example.[7] Tarnovsky required nine months of study to discover the main contents of the module.[10]

In , at a Black HatWashington DC conference, Tarnovsky described how he had used acid, an electron microscope and small conductive needles to hack the Infineon SLE66 CL PE chip.[11]


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Awful transaction and timing: AT&#;T finally ditches DirecTV

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AT&T has completed its spinoff of DirecTV after six years of mismanagement in which nearly 10 million customers ditched the company's pay-TV services.

AT&T bought DirecTV for $49 billion ($67 billion including debt) in July even though DirecTV and other traditional TV services were already losing subscribers in the face of competition from online streaming. Customer losses were inevitable, but DirecTV's losses under AT&T ownership went far beyond anything experienced by other major TV providers.

AT&T revealed the spinoff plan in February and announced the deal's completion yesterday. AT&T partnered with private-equity firm TPG to create a new company called DirecTV, which "will own and operate the DirecTV, AT&T TV, and U-verse video services previously owned and operated by AT&T," the announcement said.

AT&T will no longer run DirecTV, perhaps allowing it to succeed under better management. But AT&T will own 70 percent of the new company's stock, with TPG owning the other 30 percent. AT&T will receive $ billion in cash to help pay down its debt, which consists of $ billion in long-term debt and $ billion of debt maturing within one year. TPG paid $ billion for its 30 percent stake.

AT&T’s massive customer losses

In one period of just over four years, AT&T lost more than million customers from its Premium TV services division, which includes DirecTV satellite, U-verse wireline video, and the newer AT&T TV online service. The category decreased from over 25 million subscribers in Q1 to million halfway through AT&T continually raised prices and eliminated promotional deals as the company sought a higher average revenue per customer but fell from first place to third in total TV subscribers.

DirecTV's value rapidly declined under AT&T's stewardship, as the company reported a $ billion impairment charge in January AT&T last month said the DirecTV/TPG deal will lower AT&T's expected revenue for the remainder of by $9 billion. The DirecTV deal will also lower AT&T's expected EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) by $1 billion.


AT&T offloading Time Warner, too

AT&T is separately spinning off WarnerMedia, as previously reported, admitting failure in its other giant merger. AT&T bought Time Warner for $85 billion ($ billion including debt) in and now has a pending deal to combine WarnerMedia and Discovery's assets into a "standalone global entertainment company." AT&T expects to receive $43 billion in the all-stock transaction while relinquishing ownership in the media division. AT&T shareholders are set to receive stock in 71 percent of the new media company, while Discovery shareholders would own the other 29 percent. That deal is expected to close in mid

AT&T yesterday noted that the DirecTV transaction does not include "WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming platform and regional sports networks, both of which are part of the pending WarnerMedia-Discovery transaction; Vrio (AT&T's Latin American video operations, which are being sold to Grupo Werthein); U-verse network assets; and AT&T's Sky Mexico investment. DirecTV will continue to offer HBO Max to subscribers along with any bundled wireless or broadband services and associated customer discounts."

DirecTV and AT&T to separately focus on strengths

In its first announcement after the spinoff, the DirecTV standalone company said the new operational structure will work better than the AT&T-managed one. "This is a watershed moment for DirecTV as we return to a singular focus on providing a stellar video experience," DirecTV CEO Bill Morrow said. (Morrow's LinkedIn profile says he "is known for his global expertise in leading complex turnarounds and capital-intensive start-ups.")

The AT&T TV streaming service is being renamed DirecTV Stream. Existing customers don't have to make any changes to their streaming or satellite plans if they don't want to. "It's important to note that as a part of the deal, AT&T satellite, streaming, or IP video customers will automatically keep their video service, any bundled wireless, Internet or HBO Max services, and associated discounts with no action needed," DirecTV said.

After the WarnerMedia spinoff, AT&T CEO John Stankey will have significantly reshaped the company he took over from former CEO Randall Stephenson, who led both major mergers in an effort to turn AT&T into a media giant. Stankey has said the telecom company will shift back to its core area of expertise, becoming "one of the best capitalized broadband companies, focused on investing in 5G and fiber to meet substantial, long-term demand for connectivity."


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