It’s a story which has the potential to make the scandal over the hacking of celebrities’ mobile phone voicemails seem like small potatoes.
BBC Radio 4 has broadcast a documentary claiming that computer hackers were used by the British press to spy on politicians and the military.
According to the programme, the illicit mining of confidential information was said to be rife at one detective agency, which allegedly bragged of their ability to gain access to private medical records, tax records, pension information and so forth.
“They boasted ‘we could get the Queen’s medical records if we needed it'”.
In “The Report”, BBC reporter Jane Dodge spoke to a man who had unusual visibility on the inner workings of a private investigations agency used by…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.