Re-establishment of an Inquiry Team Announce Metropolitan Police
Scotland Yard is to set up a new task force for examining allegations of computer hacking by the News of the World, reports guardian.co.uk on July 30, 2011.
With an intention to take ahead Operation Tuleta that was established to investigate the use of "Trojan" e-mails providing full access to the computer content of the attacked, Metropolitan Police aimed to set up a formal investigation.
Primarily, operation Tuleta is set up with an intention to investigate allegations relating to hacking of computer files by individuals employed with the newspapers.
A spokeswoman however notified that Operation Tuleta is presently considering several allegations related to the breach of confidentiality received by MPs since January 2011 and beyond the remittance of Operation Weeting.
Several modifications are made towards carrying forwards an official investigation. A latest team rebuilding is in-line, leaded by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers.
A significant case is referred by Ian Hurst, ex-Senior Intelligence Officer, who reported to the BBC's Panorama in March (2011). According to Hurst, private e-mails of the IRA informers had been retrieved by the Irish edition of the News of the World, according to the news published by METRO on July 30, 2011.
This revelation by Hurst came to fore while addressing the force on an investigation carried out against his claim of computer hacking by a confidential investigator at the News of the World.
According to the NEWSTATESMAN, Channel 4 news, in July 2006 Hurst received a spam e-mail containing a Trojan programme enabled with the functionality to copy all his e-mails and send them back to hackers. This message also included conversation with at least two agents that informed about the Provisional IRA; both these men are at high risks of assassination.
The Met investigation will also look towards examining the hidden advantages of "Trojan horse" that enables hackers to completely bring under control the compromised computers.
Hurst claimed that the Tuleta police officers conveyed him the message regarding Metropolitan Police's decision to carry on with the investigation further.
Nonetheless, the former editor of the newspaper, Alex Marunchak, refused of providing any sort of instruction to any private instructor for intervening into the e-mails or receipt of any illegal material, reports metro.co.uk on July 30, 2011.
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