UK Police: More than 1,000 likely hacking victims

September 4, 2012

(AP)—The police officer leading Britain's inquiries into the tabloid phone hacking scandal says there were more than 1,000 likely victims—up from an estimate of 702 she gave in July.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers also told Parliament's Home Affairs committee Tuesday that investigations into , privacy breaches and corrupt payments could cost 40 million pounds ($63.5 million) over four years.

She said police have identified 1,069 "likely" victims of phone hacking from the 4,744 full or partial identities police were reviewing as potential victims.

The scandal erupted over revelations that staff at a tabloid owned by had routinely hacked into the cellphone voice mail messages of people in the public eye. So far 13 people have been charged by police.

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3.7 / 5 (3) Sep 04, 2012
Rupert Murdoch is of course a Libertarian and former "distinguished" member of the Cato Institute.

1.8 / 5 (5) Sep 04, 2012
Murdoch and his ilk in every 'investigative' sensationalism/lies purveying 'news organization' should be brought to book for the collateral damage as well as the damage to the original target of their illegal tapping/spying.

In many cases the information seemed to have been leaked by trusted confidants/employees of the target individual/organization, simply because there was no other way to explain the access to such confidential information other than a leak from a confidant/employee....who was promptly under suspicion and in many cases lost their job/status as trusted confidant/employee of the target who fired/distrusted them because the tapping was unsuspected.

These fired/mistrusted employee/confidants who lost their livelyhood/reputation etc should also sue Murdoch, papers et all for collateral damage they suffered to their relationships/positions with the original target.

"Filth" is most appropriate!


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