Watchdog probes 'blue chip' hackers
Nearly 100 companies and individuals who used rogue private investigators are to be probed by the data watchdog. A list of 98 clients compiled by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) in its inquiry into private eyes was handed to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Nine further clients have been withheld by Soca at the request of the Met Police. The so-called "blue-chip hacking" list, sparked a row after it was handed to MPs on condition names were not published.