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Six charged over Czech TV nuclear hoax stunt

"Six Czechs were charged Wednesday over an incident in June 2007 when a TV channel was hacked into, transforming scenes of a mountain beauty spot into a nuclear mushroom cloud, Czech TV reported.

The six, all from the capital Prague, were charged with propagating false information and scaremongering after the stunt and could face jail sentences of up to three years or a heavy fine, the broadcaster and victim of the hacking, Czech Television, added.

Hackers broke into the early-morning Panorama programme -- which regularly displays webcam scenes of Czech beauty spots -- and inserted images of a mushroom cloud following a nuclear explosion."

Article Link: http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ii2rjT4tnV_wPMLa0UHwnqSbDJRA


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