Man charged for hacking Super Bowl feed, inserting porn

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Man charged for hacking Super Bowl feed, inserting porn

Touchdown spoiler nabbed.

A man accused of hacking Comcast's live feed of the 2009 Super Bowl to replace it with hardcore pornography has been arrested.

The Tucson, Arizona Police department and the FBI arrested Frank Tanori Gonzalez on charges of fraud and computer tampering this week.

"These charges relate to the 37-second  X-rated pornography interruption of Comcast's Tucson 2009 Super Bowl broadcast," said Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. "As a result of the alleged tampering to its servers, Comcast suffered significant economic losses."

Instead of seeing Arizona Cardinal's superstar Larry Fitzgerald complete a touchdown during the year's biggest football match, Comcast's Tucson viewers were treated with half a minute of well-known porn star Evan Stone "swinging his junk around like a maniac", according to Gizmodo, which reported on the incident at the time.

At the time Comcast said it was "mortified" by the interruption.

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