Sun journalist arrested in computer hacking investigation

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A journalist working for The Sun has been arrested by police investigating allegations of computer hacking related to the News of the World voicemail hacking scandal.

Scotland Yard’s “Operation Tuleta” investigation is exploring claims that journalists, and private investigators hired by journalists, might have deliberately infected computers with malware in order to gain access to private information that could later be used in news stories.

The man, who was arrested at his home in North London at 6:30am, is believed to be Rhodri Phillips, a reporter for The Sun. He is the seventh person to have been held as part of the computer hacking probe.

“For operational reasons we are not providing further details of this arrest at this time but will release more information in due course,” said the Metropolitan Police in a…

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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, or drop him an email.

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