Thursday, July 07, 2011

Britain: Press hacking scandal widens

LONDON — Relatives of British servicemen who died in Iraq and Afghanistan may have had their phones hacked by the British tabloid that is also accused of intercepting voice mails of the families of terror victims and a slain 13-year-old girl, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

The new accusations widened the phone-hacking scandal that has engulfed the News of the World, Britain’s biggest-selling Sunday tabloid, and is drawing international media attention.

The Daily Telegraph said that “personal details of the families of servicemen who died on the front line” were discovered in records kept by Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator who worked for News of the World.

The revelation raised the possibility that the relatives’ phones had been hacked. Earlier media reports accused the tabloid of intercepting the voice mails of celebrities, aides to the royal family, relatives of those killed in the 2005 terrorists attacks in London and the slain teen.
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