A recent report reveals how British Police found out that private investigators operating on behalf of a newspaper had hacked into the email of former Prime Minister of UK Gordon Brown when he was the finance minister of the country.
The hacking was uncovered by Operation Tuleta, the cybercrime division of the UK Police, as reported by The Independent.
The report further states that Brown might have been the target during his tenure as the chancellor of the exchequer. In fact, Derek Draper, former lobbyist, is also said to have been a target of hacking.
The investigation included questioning former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain by the Tuleta team. Operation Tuleta comprised of eight police officers who had to review information contained on 20 computers and sift through 750,000 documents.
The news report by The Independent also cited a few unnamed sources and commented that the team at London's Scotland Yard police headquarters are on the look out for other newspapers who have been commissioning private detectives to access computers.
Upon questioning, the Metropolitan Police said they will not provide "running commentary on an ongoing investigation."