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British Media Group Compensates 37 More In Phone Hacking

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has agreed to pay large payouts to 37 phone-hacking victims, including British actor Jude Law, football player Ashley Cole and former deputy prime minister John Prescott. The High Court in London heard details of new settlements totaling about $1 million for illegal eavesdropping by Murdoch-owned tabloids on celebrities’ phone conversations. The […]

US Newspaper Says Chinese Hacked American Business Group

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. business newspaper says that a Chinese group hacked into the computer files of America’s largest corporate lobbying group. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Chinese hackers infiltrated computers at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes throughout the country. The […]

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James Murdoch Denies He Knew of Phone-Hacking

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has told a committee of British lawmakers he was unaware how widespread phone-hacking practices were at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. In more than two hours of testimony before the parliamentary ministers Thursday, the younger Murdoch denied having any knowledge of an e-mail that […]

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Israeli Security Websites Down After Hacker Threat

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Israeli government says disruptions in the websites of the Israeli military, the Mossad intelligence agency and the Shin Bet domestic security service were caused by a technical glitch, not by a “cyber attack.” The websites crashed Sunday, days after a shadowy group of hackers, calling themselves Anonymous, posted a video on YouTube threatening to […]

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Murdoch to Pay $3.2 Million to Schoolgirl’s Family in Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s company, News International, has agreed to pay more than $3.2 million to the family of a murdered schoolgirl whose phone was hacked by the now-defunct tabloid newspaper News of the World. A joint statement released Friday by News International and the Dowler family also said Murdoch will donate $1.6 million to […]

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British Parliament Again Calls James Murdoch on Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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British lawmakers say they will recall News International’s deputy chief operations officer, James Murdoch, for questioning in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Murdoch will face new questions about whether he knew that phone-hacking was widespread at the newspaper. It will be his second public questioning since lawmakers […]

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British Police Make New Arrest in Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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British police have arrested a man suspected of phone-hacking, the 16th person detained in the scandal involving the now-defunct News of the World tabloid owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Police say they detained the 35-year-old man Wednesday but gave no further comment on the arrest. In July, Murdoch closed down News of the World, […]

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Netherlands Investigating Internet Hackers Who Spied on Iranian Web Users

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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The Netherlands has begun investigating the hacking of a Dutch Internet company whose security certificates were stolen and used to spy on hundreds of thousands of Iranian web users. Dutch Home Affairs Minister Piet Hein Donner said late Monday the investigation will try to determine who stole the certificates from DigiNotar, and whether the Dutch […]

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Dutch Government Accuses Iranian Computer Hackers of Spying

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Netherlands is accusing Iranian computer hackers of spying on hundreds of thousands of Iranian internet users. A Dutch government report Monday alleges that the Iranian hackers broke into a Dutch computer security firm and stole computer security certificates. A legitimate security certificate guarantees that a website is secure and that the communications will remain […]

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Murdoch’s News International Launches Probe Into All Its British Papers

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s British subsidiary, News International, has confirmed it is conducting a broad inquiry into reporting practices at all of the company’s British newspapers. This comes in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that hit his now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Last month Murdoch closed down News of the World, once Britain’s […]

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