Was police chief’s computer hacked by journalists?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A senior police chief has been warned by British authorities that he may have been targeted by tabloid journalists and his computer hacked into.

Sir Hugh Orde, who is currently President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), was chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) at the time of the alleged hack – which police believe was carried out by private investigators hired by the now defunct “News of the World”.

According to a report by the Irish Independent, Sir Hugh was “shocked and angry” when told he could have been the victim of computer hacking.

News of the alleged hack of the police chief’s computer comes just one day after it was revealed that police were investigating an…

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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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