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U.K. Inquiry Points to Widespread Hacking
A 17-month-long inquiry into press hacking in the United Kingdom has spread and uncovered evidence that computer hackers and private investigators were routinely hired by law firms, insurance companies, and telecoms to dig up information on blue chip industries. One law firm reportedly is trying to suppress some of that evidence.
The existence of the secret report, written by the U.K.’s Serious Organised Crime Agency, was revealed a week ago. It states that law firms were among those most deeply involved in hiring private investigators to commit illegal acts in order to obtain sensitive information, according to the Post.