Man arrested in UK over alleged computer hacking

August 23, 2012

(AP)—British police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested in an inquiry into allegations of computer hacking and privacy offenses.

said the man was arrested at a business address in Suffolk by officers from Operation Tuleta, one of three parallel police investigations triggered by the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked Britain.

Police said the man, who is not linked to any news organization, was detained on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act, questioned at a local police station and later released on bail.

More than 40 people have been arrested in the probes of media wrongdoing and corruption. have been brought against suspects such as Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corp.'s British operations.

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