Hacker Admits To Splicing Porn Into Comcast's Super Bowl Broadcast

Back in February 2009, Comcast’s standard-def broadcast of the Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl in the Tucson area shifted to porn for 37 seconds. The incident was a black eye for Comcast and caused the company to apologize by offering $10 rebates to offended customers. Now a man has admitted to hacking Comcast’s signal to cause the craziness.

The AP reports the man, who was employed by a Comcast competitor but was working as a liaison with Comcast that day, pleaded guilty to two counts of computer tampering as part of a plea bargain. The deal says the man must pay a $1,000 fine and serve three years of probation. After the probation period, the crime will be recorded as a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

Incidentally, the Cardinals and Steelers play again this weekend, for the first time since the refs stole that Super Bowl from the Cardinals because Santonio Holmes did not get both feet inbounds. As a Cardinals fan, I wouldn’t mind it if someone hacked into that broadcast and replaced bumbling Kevin Kolb footage with some Kurt Warner.

Arizona Man Admits To Being Super Bowl Porn Hacker [AP via Huffington Post]

Previously: Porn Interrupts Comcast Super Bowl Broadcast