Detective agency 'paid to spy'

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 2:40 AM EST

A private detective firm earned tens of thousands of pounds by hacking into people's computers and bugging telephones, a court has heard.

Active Investigation Services (AIS) had a number of "lucrative sidelines" under the title "Hackers Are Us", Southwark Crown Court was told. These included using "Trojan" viruses to enter computers and hi-tech devices to bug phones, the prosecution claimed.

At the BBC.

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