Phone hacking, Piers Morgan and The Sunday Mirror

Graham Cluley

The BBC has broadcast a report claiming that phone hacking was not just a problem at the Murdoch-owned News of the World newspaper, but was also common place at its arch-rival The Sunday Mirror too.

In an investigation shown on Friday night, the BBC’s flagship Newsnight programme claimed that a former Sunday Mirror reporter had told them that phone hacking was a routine practice at the newspaper in its hunt for salacious celebrity gossip.

BBC Newsnight reporter Richard Watson told viewers that the unnamed source, who had worked for several years at the Sunday Mirror, recalled how actress Liz Hurley’s voicemail was illegally accessed:

“One afternoon in the newsroom I saw Liz Hurley’s phone being hacked, and a reporter listen to her mobile phone messages and take a note…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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