Skylink and CS Link attacked

December 14, 2012 09.26 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Hackers have hit the Czech and Slovak DTH platforms Skylink and CS Link, both of which are owned by the Luxembourg-based M77 Group.

Just days ago, they attacked Skylink, informing subscribers that the service had been closed. Now, report E15 and Parabola, they are understood to have published a database of over 57,000 CS Link subscribers, containing their names, contact details, methods of payment and other information.

They have also released code details for the reception of Skylink, employing the now obsolete Cryptoworks (CAD 0D03) conditional access system, used only for the reception of programmes included in the Digital package.

Skylink and CS Link are the leading DTH platforms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and were both acquired by the M77 Group in 2011.