Hacker abuses MSP’s e-mail address to send porn images

Monday, 23 September 2002, 1:52 PM EST

A senior MSP has called in detectives after a computer hacker used her parliamentary e-mail address to send pornographic images over the internet.

Fiona Hyslop, one of John Swinney’s most senior aides within the party, and the SNP’s chief of policy, also found that a hacker had used her name to send junk e-mail offering internet users cheap loans.

Hyslop said: "I was extremely concerned to discover my name and parliament e-mail had been used fraudulently. I have made sure that the details have been passed on to the relevant authorities.

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