Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/01/met_probe_news_of_the_world_computer_hacking_claims/

Scotland Yard probes News of the World computer hacking claims

Considers 'breach of privacy' allegations

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Law, 1st August 2011 14:58 GMT

Police are investigating allegations of computer hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid in a separate probe from Scotland's Yard current Operation Weeting into phone-hacking claims.

"The MPS has received a number of allegations regarding breach of privacy which fall outside the remit of Operation Weeting, including computer hacking," said Scotland Yard in a statement.

The current probe has been dubbed Operation Tuleta.

"Some aspects of this operation will move forward to a formal investigation therefore it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this stage."

The Met police said it had received a number of claims about alleged computer hacking since January this year, when Operation Weeting got underway. ®