Peter Hain confirms investigation by police of high security hacking | Politics | The Guardian
News International, the former publisher of the News of the World, which has been accused in another case at the Leveson inquiry of using a former soldier to plant computer viruses, had challenged the Guardian report about the police investigation. In an email to the paper the company’s chief executive, Tom Mockridge wrote: “News International has been advised that Mr Hain’s computer equipment (and that of the Northern Ireland Office) was not and has not been the subject of an investigation by Operation Tuleta and there is no belief or suspicion that this equipment was hacked.”
But Hain said in a letter the NI claim was incorrect. “The Guardian story was an entirely accurate account of my interaction with Operation Tuleta.
“I met with DI Beswick, head of Operation Tuleta, at his request last month to discuss an investigation into the possible hacking of three of my computers during my time as secretary of state for Northern Ireland. Two of these computers were issued by the Northern Ireland Office. One was my personal computer. I have provided the Met with account details for all three computers as they requested. This is a matter of national security and subject to a police investigation.”
He added: “But I can say that the police confirmed to me they had not eliminated any news organisation from their investigation.”