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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.
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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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