Crikey! FBI Opens Inquiry Into Murdoch’s News Corp.

Richard A. Serrano, Jim Puzzanghera and Kim Geiger write in the LA Times:

The phone hacking scandal that has ignited a political firestorm in Britain jumped the Atlantic on Thursday as the FBI opened an investigation into whether British reporters tried to access cellphone messages and records of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in violation of U.S. law.

The preliminary probe further rattled the New York-based global media empire of Rupert Murdoch, who was forced this week to withdraw his $12-billion bid to take over Britain’s largest satellite broadcaster, and raises new questions about the future of News Corp.

U.S. officials said the FBI is trying to determine if a full investigation is warranted, and no evidence has yet emerged to confirm that News Corp. employees sought to hack phones in the United States. But the unfolding scandal sent the company’s battered stock down another 3% in trading.

Read More: LA Times

20 Comments on "Crikey! FBI Opens Inquiry Into Murdoch’s News Corp."

  1. kungfu2882 | Jul 15, 2011 at 3:59 am |

    FBI to Murdoch: Teach us. 

  2. kungfu2882 | Jul 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm |

    FBI to Murdoch: Teach us. 

  3. And the shredders must be running hotter than the furnaces at Fox right now… 

  4. And the shredders must be running hotter than the furnaces at Fox right now… 

  5. Anonymous | Jul 15, 2011 at 5:46 am |

    This news cycle too shall pass and it will be back to business as usual.

  6. reubenavery | Jul 15, 2011 at 1:46 am |

    This news cycle too shall pass and it will be back to business as usual.

  7. Can we stop calling this hacking? Calling someone’s voicemail and trying to guess a 4-digit passcode is NOT hacking.

  8. Can we stop calling this hacking? Calling someone’s voicemail and trying to guess a 4-digit passcode is NOT hacking.

  9. Who says a fire can’t jump a water barrier? 

    On the other conspiracy theory tip this might be a good chance for Obama and the Dems to take out a real thorn in their sides.  Maybe Nixon will stay dead this time

  10. postpunkprometheus | Jul 15, 2011 at 9:09 am |

    Who says a fire can’t jump a water barrier? 

    On the other conspiracy theory tip this might be a good chance for Obama and the Dems to take out a real thorn in their sides.  Maybe Nixon will stay dead this time

  11. Yes thanks and corrected.

  12. What do you call it then?

  13. Something far less sophisticated. This is a crime that involves no technical knowledge whatsoever.

  14. Hadrian999 | Jul 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm |

    dammit fox, illegal surveillance is the sole prevue of the government

  15. Hadrian999 | Jul 16, 2011 at 10:10 am |

    dammit fox, illegal surveillance is the sole prevue of the government

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