Former PM Charges News International with Employing Spyware
As the "phone tapping" disgrace at the 'News of the World' (NoW) keeps on making the dominant news captions inside United Kingdom, fresh claims surface in which Gordon Brown former PM of UK says that news reporters in addition to spying on famous personalities as well as important public figures by accessing messages on voicemail, employed malicious software for breaking into PCs. NakedSecurity reported this on July 14, 2011.
While participating in a debate at the House of Commons, Brown stated that the NoW had carried out fresh offences under fresh names, one of them being employing Trojans for hacking PCs in addition to phones.
Apparently, reporters attacked Gordon Brown former PM during their phone tapping assaults as also allegedly acquired his bank information along with the medical records of his young son via illegal means.
And though the media has not yet covered much the spyware attack aspect within the entire incidence of the hacking saga, it mayn't be long when it would be so done.
According to a confirmation by David Cameron the current PM of UK, it's evident that the probe following the NoW crime of phone tapping was wholly in progress, with another group of investigators working besides the one that engaged in conducting the initial probe. ITPro published this on July 14, 2011.
The PM added that it was clearly essential to have a complete probe of unlawful activity inside the press as well as the police, given that the foremost probe by the police had failed.
Notably, Brown's condemnations followed when a debate was on regarding whether News International owner Rupert Mudroch's News Corp should be permitted for tendering certain proposal to BSkyB. It was revealed that NoW of News International had been engaged in committing "phone tapping" or what's commonly called voicemail interception regarding lost kids, assassinated victims' families as also plenty of others. And while News International is no longer running its NoW and News Corps has taken back the proposal it made for BSkyB, the disgrace still continues, with the remaining newspapers of News International currently getting charged with identical offences or worse.
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