Ironhold Posted March 8 Report Share Posted March 8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_broadcast_signal_intrusion In 1986, a disgruntled satellite dish retailer found himself working a second job at a satellite transmission station after various television networks began scrambling their signals, rendering most privately-owned dishes useless. In an act of revenge, he used his position as a technician to hijack HBO's signal for 90 seconds. Suffice to say that HBO and the feds weren't very pleased with him, but because they didn't actually have a lot of laws in place concerning what he did there wasn't a whole lot they could charge him with and he eventually took a plea bargain. This has me wondering. If not for him, would the government have ever implemented the kind of laws and reforms that would be put in place to prevent another such incident? Did his act of petty revenge actually make telecommunications *safer* as a consequence? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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