Qatar takes on 'hack-for-hire' gang to target UK firms and individuals

Targets include former Chancellor Philip Hammond and BBC editor Chris Mason

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Hackers said Qatar, this year's World Cup host, was their ultimate employer
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Hackers said Qatar, this year's World Cup host, was their ultimate employer

An undercover investigation by The Sunday Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered details of a hacking group, operating from India, that has targeted a number of British businesses, officials and journalists in recent years.

The investigation found that the gang was working on behalf of Qatar, host of this year's FIFA World Cup, and that its clientele include private detectives with links to the City of London. The ...

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