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Scotland Yard probed for alleged use of Indian hackers to spy on British professionals

Scotland Yard have questions to answer

By: Sarwar Alam

The UK’s police watchdog has began an investigation into allegations that Scotland Yard used hackers in India to illegally spy on the email accounts of British journalists, environmental campaigners and activists. The UK’s Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) appealed to a whistleblower, believed to be a serving or retired Metropolitan Police officer who had sent an anonymous tip-off about the hack earlier this year, to get in touch. “These are clearly serious allegations and the IPCC is conducting a comprehensive investigation into the matters raised. This will be a complex investigation given the potential involvement of foreign participants,” said IPCC deputy chairman…

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