UK hacking police: 100 claims of data intrusion
LONDON (AP) -- The senior police officer investigating Britain's phone hacking scandal says her force is investigating more than 100 allegations of data intrusion, including computer hacking and illegal access of medical records.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers on Monday told a judge-led inquiry into media ethics that her force was combing through a huge mountain of data to find evidence for the claims.
The phone hacking scandal erupted last year after it emerged that journalists at Rupert Murdoch's newspapers routinely eavesdropped on phones in order to win scoops.
The investigation has since grown to take in allegations of computer hacking, bribe-paying, and public corruption.