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Britain Dials-Up Charges in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The high profile, ex-editor of a British tabloid is facing charges in a phone-hacking scandal that has shaken the country’s political establishment. Prosecutors Tuesday announced charges against Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four of her employees at the News of the World and The Sun newspapers for perverting the course of justice. They accused Brooks […]

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‘Hacktivist’ Group Anonymous Sets Sights on Chinese Websites

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The international hacking group “Anonymous” says it has attacked hundreds of Chinese websites, including several government pages, to protest China’s tough Internet censorship policies. An online message posted by the group claims to have brought down, defaced, or leaked information from at least 500 websites in China during the past week. The websites include several […]

James Murdoch Resigns Amid Probe Into British Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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James Murdoch has resigned as chairman of British satellite pay TV group BSkyB, saying he did not want his association with a phone-hacking scandal to damage the company. In a letter to the BSkyB board, Murdoch says he resigned because of the negative publicity surrounding News Corp, a part owner of BSkyB. News Corp’s British […]

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Rupert Murdoch’s Son Seeks Leniency from House of Commons Committee in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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James Murdoch is appealing for leniency from a British parliamentary committee investigating phone hacking at News Corps’ defunct News of the World tabloid. On Wednesday, Murdoch submitted a seven page letter to the committee, offering an apology and shifting blame to his senior staffers, whom he claims hid the scandal from him. The heir to […]

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Former Murdoch Editor Arrested With Husband, Four Others

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have re-arrested former aide and editor for Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks, as part of an investigation into phone-hacking by the press. Brooks and her husband Charlie, a close friend of Prime Minster David Cameron, were arrested at their home Tuesday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Police say four other people […]

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Former Murdoch Editor Brooks Arrested in Hacking Probe

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have re-arrested former aide and editor for Rupert Murdoch, Rebakah Brooks, as part of an investigation into media phone-hacking by the press. Brooks and her husband Charlie, a close friend of Prime Minster David Cameron, were arrested at their home Tuesday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Police say four other […]

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Top Hacker Turns Snitch, Alleged ‘Anonymous’ Leaders Busted

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Several alleged leaders of the international hacking organization “Anonymous” are not anonymous anymore. U.S. officials Tuesday announced the arrests of six high-profile hackers, including Hector Xavier Monsegur. Documents filed in a federal court in New York indicate that Monsegur, known in the hacking community as “Sabu,” cooperated with the investigation, leading to the arrests. The […]

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British Phone Hacking Scandal Hits ‘The Sun’

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s top selling newspaper is reeling following the arrest of five senior employees – part of a larger police investigation into illegal news gathering practices. The Sun newspaper confirmed the arrests of Deputy Editor Geoff Webster, Picture Editor John Edwards, Chief Reporter John Kay, Chief Foreign Correspondent Nick Parker and reporter John Sturgis via email […]

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Hungarian Gets 30-Month Sentence in Marriott Extortion Case

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Department of Justice says a Hungarian citizen has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for hacking into computers of Marriott International Corporation to extort employment from the company. A statement released Friday says 26-year-old Attila Nemeth was sentenced in the state of Maryland for transmitting a malicious code to Marriott’s computers and […]

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British Police Arrest Four Men in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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British police have arrested four men, including one of their own, in the News of the World tabloid’s phone hacking scandal. London police say three suspects were taken into custody early Saturday at their homes in or near London. The police officer was arrested when he arrived at work Saturday. The suspects, who range in […]

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