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Hundreds Of Companies Have Used Hacking Investigators

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

Officials are under mounting pressure to reveal the names of companies thought to have used rogue private investigators. The list of 102 firms and ...

Law Firms Inplicated In Hacking Probe

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A total of 22 law firms feature on a list of organisations and individuals linked to rogue private investigators, MPs have revealed. Legal firms fe...

Papers Scale the Height of Hypocrisy

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

We are asked to believe that while the poor newspapers have been hounded over phone hacking, 'blue-chip companies' of all sorts are getting clean away with paying private investigators to break the law on a vast scale. What is striking about this claim is not the fragmentary evidence on which it is based nor the way it has been overblown in the newspapers (and we will return to those matters soon), but the breathtaking hypocrisy of it all.

WATCH: British Fugitive Arrested Naked In Spain

PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been caught hiding naked in a panic room at his luxury Spanish villa, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (S...

Why Did Leveson, Politicians and Police Bury the Real Scandal of the 'Other Hacking' Report?

Neil Wallis | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

Phone-hacking is wrong. Theft of private information is wrong. Illegally obtaining confidential personal data is wrong. But such awful behaviour was confined to the activities of a bunch of nasty newspapermen and a handful of unscrupulous private detectives, right? Anyway, it has now all been fully exposed and put a stop to by Lord Justice Leveson's Inquiry and the police investigations into the media, right? Wrong.

WATCH: British Fugitive Arrested In Spain

PA | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Spain, police said. Andrew Moran, 31, from Salford, Greater Manchester, was arrested in...

Trafficked Women Forced To Work As Prostitutes, Drug Mules, Get 'No Protection' In UK Prisons

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Women who have been trafficked into the country to work as prostitutes, drug mules or domestic servants can end up in UK prisons without any protectio...

The UK's Most Wanted

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

Nine of the UK’s "most wanted" criminals included a suspected child rapist and a drug dealer are thought to be hiding in Cyprus, in details released...

Who Is On The Secret 'Kill List'?

PA | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Defence chiefs are facing a legal challenge to provide details of Britain's role in supplying information to an American military "kill list" in Afgha...

Two Arrested Over SOCA Hacking

BBC | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Tech

Two teenagers in Norway have been arrested in connection with a series of computer attacks. Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) is beli...

MoD Cyber Systems Hacked By Criminals

PA | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Cyber criminals have managed to hack into some of the Ministry of Defence's top secret computer systems, the military's head of cyber-security has adm...

Crime Agency Website Taken Offline By Hackers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

The Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) website has been taken temporarily offline after a distributed denial of service attack by computer hackers,...

Corrupt Police Officers 'Helped Organised Crime Delete Evidence'

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Private investigators working for organised crime gangs have accessed and even deleted law enforcement intelligence records with the help of corrupt p...

Firms That Trick You With Miss-spelled Website Names Fined £100,000

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Tech

Two companies running premium-rate phone competitions on "typosquatted" sites have been fined £100,000. 'Typosquatting' directs consumers to fake ...

New Regional Hubs To Bolster Fight Against E-Crime

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Three new regional 'hubs' have been created to help fight cyber crime in the Humber, Northwest and East Midlands areas, it was announced on Wednesday....

Teenagers 'Hacked Into Organised Crime Agency Website', Court Hears

PA | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The case of two teenagers accused of hacking into websites including that of the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency has been hea...

Anonymous: Weakness and Strength

Justin Crump | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
Justin Crump

A few weeks ago the hacktivist group LulzSec - who previously rapidly disbanded as a police operation closed in on them - claimed to have re-formed. T...