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     From: Gutman, Avigail
         To: Adams, Ray
       Date: 10/20/1999 1:13:12 AM
    Subject: OZ


    StarTV can be viewed in Australia with a C-band dish off AsiaSat3 in Australia. The smart-card is virtually the same as the one used in four other NDS systems: IskyB in India and Innova, Globo and Multicountry in South America. There are holes in the card's ROM - which cannot be fixed with ECMs.


    StarTV is not in the loop on the issue at this stage. (we do not have a proper security plan with them, but we will take care of our systems anyway....)

    Suggested Action:

    The objective of any current action would be to eliminate Cottle as a threat to any NDS systems but without disturbing his other hacking activities (as much as possible)

    Although we have more info on Cottle than we had on MadMax, the situation here is different:
    1) We have a stake (starTV + 4 systems)
    2) Cottle is an australian in australia
        A) Laws are different - legal process slow.
        B) Cottle has rights
    3) StarTV is not an Australian broadcaster and it will be hard to mobilize local law enforcement on the issue
    4) We do not want Cottle in jail until he has a successor for the Irdeto hack.

    So - we should act operationally


    1. I will have one of my people in OZ infiltrate cottle's circle - purpose: to collect more intelligence

    2. We should spread technological disinformation on our systems - purpose: to delay the hack. I was thinking of getting "trojan horse" or "self destruct" cards from Perry's guys - but perhaps one of your nephews can make these if you feel they'd be interested and if they have the time for it...?

    3. "burn" people around cottle by approaching them and/or spreading that they work for us or irdeto - purpose: cause chaos.

    4. Another european angle that I would be grateful if you could evaluate and expand/add/change etc: control/divert the european gang's acivities to other systems ("snoopy", "blade" et. al) or  "allow/help" irdeto/seca to catch them (all or some) - purpose: to cut off the source of aid to Cottle and his group

    Your thoughts, suggestions and comments would be most appreciated, as always...


    Interviewer: What do you believe is behind this recent increase in terrorist bombings? Helpmann: Bad sportsmanship

    by ceebs on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 05:19:28 PM PDT

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