The big story in the British press today revolves around accusations that newspapers have been repeatedly hacking into the mobile phones of public figures in their hunt for stories.
The Guardian newspaper claims that Rupert Murdoch’s news empire has paid out more than a £1 million to settle law suits that threatened to reveal evidence of dodgy dealings by journalists.
The allegation is that journalists working for papers such as the News of the World have employed private investigators to hack into the voicemail systems of the rich and famous. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, former deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, London Mayor Boris Johnson, pop star George Michael, and smouldering celebrity chef and domestic goddess Nigella Lawson, are just a handful of the well-known names said to have been targeted.
How did they do this? Well, my guess is…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.