16 Sep 2011

Scotland Yard asks newspaper to give up its sources in hacking scandal

After the News of the World phone hacking scandal, which likely made many people invest in security software for their phones, there has been a lot of information leaking from U.K. newspaper The Guardian, and according to Bloomberg, the Scotland Yard wants to know where the paper is getting its information from.

"The implication is that the reporters developed sources within the police department who leaked information and documents, which the Met would claim is a major security breach," Bloomberg reports. "The police have also begun investigating one of its own for violating the act."

The newspapers editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger said the paper will fight the order, according to Bloomberg. The Guardian broke the story of Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old girl whose phone was hacked after she was murdered and kidnapped last year. The story lead to the resignation of many journalists and even police officials.

Aside from security software for phones, PCWorld suggests changing the voicemail password for a phone often or even turning off voicemail all together. The website also suggests using multiple phones if at all possible to throw hackers off the scent of which phone is being used.