Hacker Says News Corp. Hired Him to Develop Software

A computer hacker testified that a News Corp. unit hired him to develop pirating software, but denied using it to penetrate the security system of a rival satellite television service. Christopher Tarnovsky -- who said his first payment was $20,000 in cash hidden in electronic devices mailed from Canada -- testified in a corporate-spying lawsuit brought against News Corp.'s NDS Group by DISH Network Corp.

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