This is the news outlet that obtained leaked information from a Labour Party disputes panel meeting in order to libel me.

I would suggest – from that experience – that the quality of the information it gets by this legerdemain may not be the highest!

Of course, that won’t matter to reporters. The damage they inflict on the lives and reputations of their victims is just the same.

The Sunday Times has, of course, denied any illegality. That is its standby position.

The Sunday Times employed a private investigator and expert ‘blagger’ to penetrate the private lives of thousands of victims over a fifteen year period, and steal their data.

Former actor, writer and comedian John Ford was paid up to £40,000 per year by Rupert Murdoch’s flagship Sunday broadsheet. According to Ford, he was tasked to unlawfully obtain phone bills, recover ex-directory phone numbers and penetrate private financial material, such as banking and mortgage data. By his own admission, several email accounts were successfully hacked. He did each job, “to order” on the instructions of some journalists at the Sunday Times

John Ford first approached a year ago when he was considering blowing the whistle. For five months our investigations team has been checking-out his story.

The evidence reveals that he routinely accessed bank accounts and intimate data.  Over his 15 years working for the newspaper, the true number of his victims may never be known – they almost certainly run into the thousands.

Source: The Wapping Whistleblower – 15 years hacking and blagging for the Sunday Times

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