A new conspiracy uncovered by British investigators may reveal hundreds of new victims
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for victims of phone hacking by the News of the World says a new conspiracy uncovered by British investigators has hundreds of potential victims.
Hugh Tomlinson made the announcement Monday at Britain’s High Court during legal arguments related to the lawsuits against News of the World publisher News International.
Tomlinson did not go into much detail, but hundreds of extra victims could translate into millions of extra pounds in damages for the UK newspaper company.
The phone hacking scandal has greatly damaged the reputation of the British tabloid press, which has been found to have hacked into the voicemails of celebrities, politicians, crime victims and others.
Rupert Murdoch’s company has already paid millions of pounds in settlements.
More Related Stories
- Wikipedia cleans up its mess
- You are less beautiful than you think
- Should wunderkinds be allowed to drop out of high school?
- Don't cry climate-change wolf
- Apple uses foreign companies to avoid billions in taxes
- Gitmo hunger striker launches Twitter campaign
- How to screw up Tumblr
- Yahoo shells out $1.1 billion for Tumblr
- Chinese hackers resume attacks against U.S.
- Must-see morning clip: Facial recognition software identifies "faceprints"
- Facebook "like" on trial in Virginia
- Top 5 investigative videos of the week: Nailing a dictator
- Can playing Dots on your iPhone make you smarter?
- Print your own gardening accessories
- Why green roofs never work
- New Yorker launches tool by Aaron Swartz to protect leaks
- The week in 10 pics
- Financial Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
- Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia
- Is safe fracking possible?
- Google Glass chief: "You'll know" when someone is spying on you
Featured Slide Shows
The week in 10 picsclose X
- 1 of 11
Credit: AP/LM Otero
Credit: AP/Matt Rourke
Credit: AP/Jenny Aicher
Credit: AP/Molly Riley
Credit: AP/J. Scott Applewhite
Credit: AP/Carolyn Kaster
Credit: AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Jeff Scheid
Credit: AP/NASA/Chris Hadfield
Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin
Credit: AP/The Duluth News-Tribune/Clint Austin
Recent Slide Shows
- 1 of 11