Monday 19 February 2018

Video: Former 'NOTW' chief is held over hacking

The former managing editor of the 'News of the World' yesterday became the latest senior executive at the newspaper to be arrested in connection with the investigations into phone hacking and corruption.

Stuart Kuttner (71) was arrested after attending a police station in north London shortly before 11am.

Detectives questioned him over allegations that he was involved in a conspiracy to intercept mobile phone voicemails and over allegations of illegal payments to police officers.

Mr Kuttner left his position at the defunct tabloid two years ago.

He resigned in 2009, a day before it emerged that News International had paid more than £1m (€1.15m) in settlements to phone hacking victims.

Separately, some readers of 'The Sun' newspaper were warned that computer hackers may have stolen their personal details, including their addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers.

News Group Newspapers said information about people who took part in competitions and polls on the paper's website was breached on July 18-19. But the company, which also published the 'News of the World', stressed that no financial or password information was compromised.

LulzSec, a group that has also targeted Sony, the CIA and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, claimed responsibility for the attack. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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