Private investigators hired by British newspapers may have accessed former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's e-mails.

"Operation Tuleta, the cybercrime strand of the police response to last year's News International phone hacking scandal, has uncovered the potential hacking of the former prime minister and others, The Independent reported on Monday," writes ZDNet UK's David Meyer.

"Brown may have been targeted while he was chancellor of the exchequer, before he replaced Tony Blair, the police operation's analysis of seized private investigator computers has suggested," Meyer writes.

Go to "Former PM Brown was 'email hack victim'" to read the details.

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