The now-infamous News of the World phone hacking scandal is gaining momentum, with latest revelations that Scotland yard will look into possible instances of computer hacking as well.
The news that private investigators had hacked the phone accounts of crime victims drove a major probe into the UK’s media, causing the closure of the 168-year-old News of the World newspaper and rocking the government right up to the Prime Minister.
Now, the New York Times reports that the London Metropolitan Police has opened a new inquiry that encompasses computer hacking.
This apparently relates to a previous enquiry that has now been re-opened and which puts investigators for some media outlets in the spotlight for possibly accessing computers illegally.