Member of Hacking Group Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

A member of the SwaggSec hacking group was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for participating in a series of computer attacks that compromised computer systems at DIRECTV, Farmers Insurance and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

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Utilization of a Residential Account in a Commercial Establishment

Default judgment in favor of DIRECTV in the amount of $28,062.15.  A residential receiver was moved to a business establishment to view unauthorized sports programming.

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Unauthorized Distribution of DIRECTV Satellite Television Programming to Thousands of Viewers

Defendant Sky Cable knowingly collected programming revenue from more than 2000 subscriber units at the Massanutten Resort while reporting to DIRECTV the provision of services to only 168 units.  The court granted judgement in favor of DIRECTV in the amount of $2,393,000 plus interest.

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Alicia’s Mexican Grille 3 Pays DIRECTV Over $45k

Defendants willfully received and displayed DIRECTV satellite programming to the public for commercial benefit or financial gain without obtaining valid commercial exhibition rights.

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DIRECTV Shall Recover $1,691,426 in Compensatory Damages

Defendants Shaikh and his company, ATF, are prior Authorized Dealers for Plaintiff.  Defendants were terminated as Authorized Dealers in December 2011. Defendants facilitated an international group that took confidential account information to receive a commission for the accounts that they open and fees for the installation of equipment they perform. Additionally, Defendants transferred profits from the scheme between the United States and Pakistan.

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