FBI to probe News Corp 9/11 hacking allegations

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 14, 2011 2:48 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation will probe allegations that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp hacked into the phone records of victims of the September 11, 2011, attacks on the United States, the agency said on Thursday.

"We're looking into allegations raised by the letter by Peter King yesterday," said an FBI source, asking not to be identified.

King, a Republican lawmaker from New York, had called for the investigation.

(Reporting by Mark Hosenball in London and Basil Katz in New York)