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Comcast seeks FBI help in porn investigation

Comcast has called in the FBI to help find out who tapped into the cable company’s system during the Super Bowl telecast and inserted a porn clip Feb. 1, the company’s corporate affairs manager in Tucson, Kelle Maslyn, said Tuesday.

About 30 seconds of a pornographic movie distributed by an adult entertainment Web site was broadcast during the fourth quarter just after the Arizona Cardinals had scored a go-ahead touchdown.

“Comcast has conducted an extensive, methodical investigation of the Super Bowl programming interruption in Tucson and we have verified that this was an intentional, malicious act,” she said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.

Maslyn said Comcast has “shared all our information on this situation” with the FBI and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.

Comcast is offering $10 credits to any of its customers in Tucson “who were impacted,” Maslyn said last week. To get the credit, customers should call 888-315-8219.

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