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Pretexting in the Uk – Mishcon de Reya and Arnold & Porter are Hackers November 15, 2006

Posted by Neuromancer in Players, Politics, Security.

Interesting that the case of HP Chairs investigation of her board members private information by employing PI’s to Ileagaly Hack into Bank and Phone Records (amongst other things) – Has now appeared in the uk.

The main story in Todays Guardian is about a case that the Data protection registar won against some scum Private Investigators ( Sharon and Stephen Anderson  and  Carratu International, Fleet Investigations and Keypoint Services  )

The realy  worying thing is the principals in the case are some of the bigest Law firms in the country Mishcon de Reya and Arnold & Porter.

Of course the poor bastards in the call centres who got conned will lose their jobs over this I Just hope that the Professional Bodies for the lawyers disbar some of the senior partners – from working as lawyers again over this.

one can only hope some Tabloid editor/owner gets done as the tabloids have been implicated in the use of PI’s to get hold of Celibraties Phone and Bank records. 

From a IT Security POV Hacking is Hacking no matter if you use electronic means or if you use social engeineering – Kevin Mintik got 5 Years hard jail time for that.


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