Three leading mobile phone companies have told the Guardian that they have discovered a total of more than 100 customers whose voicemail was accessed by the private investigator and the journalist at the centre of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World.Readers new to this scandal start here.
This directly contradicts the official version of events promoted by the newspaper and police that there were "only a handful" of victims in the scandal. And it puts new pressure on David Cameron's media adviser, Andy Coulson, who edited the paper at the time of the illegal activity and who has said repeatedly that he does not recall any of his journalists being involved in hacking anyone's voicemail messages.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Guardian: News of the World journalists hacked into 100 mobile accounts
From the Guardian website this evening: