Former Cox employee admits to hacking Comcast system to replace Super Bowl feed with porn


A former Cox Communications employee admitted Thursday to hacking a Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) computer in order to replace a live feed of the 2009 Super Bowl with a porn video.

Frank Tznori Gonzalez, 39, had been working as a Comcast liaison at the time of the incident, which drew national headlines for Comcast after thousands of subscribers in Arizona saw 37-seconds of a porn video during the Super Bowl broadcast. Comcast gave 80,000 subscribers a $10 credit on their bills after the incident.

Gonzales admitted Thursday to hacking Comcast's network in June 2008 and in February 2009 during the Super Bowl broadcast. He pled guilty to two counts of computer tampering as part of a plea deal. He also must pay a $1,000 fine and serve three years of probation.

Asked to comment on the Gonzales case, Cox spokesman Todd Smith said, "Mr. Gonzalez has not worked for Cox for some time. We cooperated with authorities during the investigation and consider this matter closed."

For more:
- the Arizona Daily Star has this story

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