Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of Prince Andrew, is one of more than 100 people who have received significant payouts in the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Scotland Yard has arrested a tabloid journalist as part of their investigation into computer hacking.
Broadcaster Sky News has admitted that it authorised a journalist to hack email accounts on two separate occasions.
Accounts hacked included one belonging to the infamous “Canoe Man” who faked his own death and ran off to Panama.
The BBC claims that computer hackers were hired by private investigators to spy on politicians and the military.
And who benefited from the hacking? The British press.
A senior police chief has been warned by British authorities that he may have been targeted by tabloid journalists and his computer hacked into.
UK police have warned a former British Cabinet minister that they are investigating evidence that his computer was hacked by private detectives working for Rupert Murdoch’s News International organisation and the disgraced “News of the World” newspaper.