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British PM’s Former Aide Paid by News Corp While Working for Conservatives

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A former aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly received payments from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp while serving as the Conservative Party’s director of communications in 2007. The BBC reported that Andy Coulson got several hundred thousand dollars from News Corp between July and December 2007 as part of a severance package. The deal […]

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British Police Arrest Hollywood Reporter in Hacking Scandal

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The British police have arrested a former Hollywood reporter for the tabloid News of the World, which is at the center of a phone-hacking scandal. The arrest of award-winning reporter James Desborough brings the number of arrests in the case to 13. Desborough was questioned at a London police station Thursday on suspicion of conspiring […]

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Ex-Reporter: Phone-Hacking ‘Widely Discussed’ at British Tabloid

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Guardian newspaper has obtained a letter from a former News of the World reporter that says phone-hacking was “widely discussed” at the now-defunct tabloid. In a letter written four years ago and published Tuesday by the Guardian, former reporter Clive Goodman said the illegal eavesdropping had “the full knowledge and support” of senior News […]

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North Korea Denies Hacking Allegations

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has denied allegations by South Korea that it engaged in a computer hacking scheme to steal millions of dollars from online gaming sites. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Sunday that the accusations are an unacceptable provocation meant to smear Pyongyang’s image overseas. South Korean police recently arrested five suspects they […]

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British Police Release Phone-Hacking Suspect on Bail

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say a man arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper has been released on bail. Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor for the newspaper, was released Thursday until a court date in October. He was the 12th person arrested as part of the investigation into […]

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British Police Release Phone-Hacking Suspect on Bail

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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British police say a man arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper has been released on bail. Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor for the newspaper, was released Thursday until a court date in October. He was the 12th person arrested as part of the investigation into […]

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British Police Make 12th Arrest in Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have made another arrest in connection with the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News of the World newspaper. London police arrested 61-year-old Greg Miskiw, a former senior editor at the weekly tabloid, on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept communications. He is the 12th person arrested in the scandal since January. Miskiw, who had […]

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China Refutes Hacking Accusations

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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China’s Communist Party newspaper has rejected suggestions that the country might be responsible for global cyber attacks against more than 70 government entities, nonprofit groups and corporations over the last five years. The People’s Daily said Friday that it was “irresponsible” to link China with the Internet hacking. The U.S. security company McAfee reported Wednesday […]

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British Police Make Another Arrest in Britain Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Britain have arrested another person in connection with the phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at the now-defunct British tabloid newspaper News of the World. The Metropolitan police say the 71-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning at a police station in north London. Several British news organizations, including The Guardian newspaper and Sky TV, identified […]

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British Police Make Another Arrest in Britain Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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(Updates with arrest of foam pie attacker, minor edit graf 5, new info grafs 6-8) Police in Britain have arrested a man in connection with the phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at the now-defunct British tabloid newspaper News of the World. The Metropolitan police said the 71-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning at a police station […]

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