[ISN] Hackers may have accessed Gordon Brown's emails

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 00:49:44 -0600 (CST)

By James Cusick and Cahal Milmo
2 January 2012

Police investigating computer hacking by private investigators 
commissioned by national newspapers have uncovered evidence that emails 
sent and received by Gordon Brown during his time as Chancellor were 
illegally accessed.

Mr Brown's private communications, along with emails belonging to a 
former Labour adviser and lobbyist, Derek Draper, have been identified 
by Scotland Yard's Operation Tuleta team as potentially hacked material. 
They are currently looking at evidence from around 20 computers which 
hold data revealing that hundreds of individuals may have had their 
private emails hacked.

The links discovered from the seized computers suggest that the email 
investigation could involve as many victims as those involved in the 
News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

The eight-strong Tuleta team is looking at the possibility that several 
Fleet Street titles commissioned specialist private detectives to access 
computers. News International said yesterday that NI has "no alleged 
link" to Gordon Brown and Derek Draper.


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