Hackers hijack satellite TV in Southern China

Hackers allegedly hijacked satellite TV signals in southern China to broadcast anti-government messages, news reports said Thursday.

Viewers complained that their TV screens went blank for nearly two hours or showed anti-government messages for 30 to 40 seconds Tuesday evening, the Shanghai-based Xinmin Evening News said in a report on the Web site Sohu.com.

The report didn't describe the content of the messages that aired in Guangdong province.

TV station operators told viewers that hackers may have hijacked their satellites, the report said. But a receptionist who answered the phone at a cable TV operator in Guangdong said the incident involved a satellite problem that has been fixed.

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it's not as bad as the porn that was shown on the disney channel how can TV stations not have control of what they air, even more importantly how ca they not notice for 2 hours, fire the techs is all i can say

whocares78 said,
it's not as bad as the porn that was shown on the disney channel how can TV stations not have control of what they air, even more importantly how ca they not notice for 2 hours, fire the techs is all i can say

what? porn on disney channel? where? :nuts:

If you're a person running the programs shown on a local TV station it would be pretty easy to simply switch a tape. I've been watching TV and have seen one show like Friends playing then suddenly it kicks into The Simpsons for a few minutes.

Some people hacking into satelites though, that's pretty funny.

NightmarE D said,
If you're a person running the programs shown on a local TV station it would be pretty easy to simply switch a tape. I've been watching TV and have seen one show like Friends playing then suddenly it kicks into The Simpsons for a few minutes.

Some people hacking into satelites though, that's pretty funny.

They hijacked the satellite signal. Obviously it's not as simple as switching out a tape.