Secure Communications

Detective agency ‘paid to spy’


Detective agency ‘paid to spy’

A phone

The firm is accused of phone tapping and computer hacking

A private detective firm earned tens of thousands of pounds by hacking into people’s computers and bugging telephones, a court has heard.

Active Investigation Services (AIS) had a number of “lucrative sidelines” under the title “Hackers Are Us”, Southwark Crown Court was told.

These included using “Trojan” viruses to enter computers and hi-tech devices to bug phones, the prosecution claimed.

Five men associated with the agency deny a total of 15 charges.


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April 29, 2007 - Posted by | eavesdrop, English, espionage, illegal, phone tap, privacy, spy, surveillance, tap, wiretap

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