News Corp. is examining iPhones used by four unidentified company executives for evidence sought by victims of phone hacking by the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, a company lawyer said in court today.
Actress Sienna Miller was offered 100,000 pounds ($163,000) by News Corp. ’s U.K. unit to settle a lawsuit over allegations her mobile phone was hacked into by journalists at the News of the World newspaper.
Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam’s arrest for insider trading in October 2009 made a former Advanced Micro Devices Inc. employee afraid the U.S. suspected him of passing tips to the fund, he said.
News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch was asked to testify for a second time on phone hacking to the U.K. Parliament’s Culture Committee after former employees challenged statements he made to the panel.
News Corp. may face further phone- hacking claims as hundreds more victims have been identified in a new police investigation into the illegal interception of voice-mail messages by the company’s U.K. publishing unit.
A lawyer for celebrities, politicians and others suing News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper unit said a private investigator at the center of the phone-hacking scandal also spied on e-mails and used illegal surveillance techniques.