Tony Doe & one of his mates
Two alleged hackers held
Two men have been arrested for allegedly breaking the codes of Sky Channel 1 and
for distributing the codes, software and apparatus capable of deciphering
encrypted messages, the police said yesterday.
The two men, one aged 37 from Fgura and a 47-year-old from St Julians, were held
after the police conducted raids in Marsascala, St Julians and San Gwann.
In an operation conducted in collaboration with the police in Italy, Spain and
Poland, the Malta police economic crimes unit and the cyber crime unit impounded
material used for the copying of satellite dish cards without the consent of the
Led by Assistant Police Commissioner Michael Cassar, members of the economic
crimes unit had for several weeks been in contact with the police in Italy and
Spain as well as officials of the French TV channel Canal Plus so that raids
would be conducted simultaneously in the countries under surveillance.
The police have elevated satellite decoders, cards, computers and other
equipment used to modify the cards."