News Of The World Hacked At Least 5,795 Phones [Evidence]

Police investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal say they have uncovered 11,000 pages of notes from professional snooper Glenn Mulcaire. In those notes investigators say Mulcaire spied on 5,795 potential victims of the phone hacking scandal.

If that number is true it would be nearly twice the estimated number of hacked phones originally reported by The Guardian two years ago.

Police at this time are cautioning that an exact number of hacked phones is hard to determine and they believe their numbers will be revised in the future as their investigation continues to move froward.

If increasing numbers of phone hacks isn’t bad enough news for News Corp. (owners of the now closed NOTW) a Sun employee has been arrested on suspicion of bribing police. The new arrest was made as part of Operation Elveden a wide sweeping investigation into the corrupt nature of News International’s bribery attempts which has already witnessed the arrests of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.

It should be noted that those numbers do not include an ongoing investigation also underway in the United States in which News Corp. employees allegedly spied on the victims of 9/11, their families and other people involved with the tragedy.

Do you think given the severity of these cases that investigators need to go after top level executives at News Corp., specifically the Murdoch family?

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