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After Leveson: biggest hackers are lawyers and insurers

by | 28th, June 2013

IT turns out that the biggest hackers are not the journalists but…lawyers.

The Independent reported:

“Some of Britain’s most respected industries routinely employ criminals to hack, blag and steal personal information on business rivals and members of the public, according to a secret report leaked to The Independent. The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) knew six years ago that law firms, telecoms giants and insurance were hiring private investigators to break the law and further their commercial interests.


The Times is predictably piqued:

 “SOCA’s report suggests criminal activity by people who have not yet been brought to justice. Perhaps the Metropolitan Police could now redirect some of the 91 officers investigating newspaper hacking towards these other hackers. How busy can they all be?”

Christopher Meyer ‏@SirSocks tweets:

“So, legal profession did more phonehacking than journos. That kills Leveson. as this was always about crime, not press regulation.”

And then this:

Piers Morgan ‏@piersmorgan on Twitter:

“Interesting that theGuardian so vigorously supports #Snowden criminal hacking. Same paper that wants journalists jailed for it in UK.”

Is  a whistleblower also a hacker?


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