Scandal Grows: Gordon Brown Hacked by News Corp.’s Sunday Times

Reports indicate the former prime minister’s property and family medical records were compromised by Murdoch owned paper

Last Updated: July 11, 2011 @ 10:13 AM

Gordon Brown is the latest hacking victim of Rupert Murdoch's suite of U.K. owned newspapers, according to the BBC.

The former prime minister's property and family medical records were reportedly compromised by reporters from News Corp.'s Sunday Times. 

If true, that signals that illegal hacking was not consigned to Murdoch's tabloid the News of the World, but may have been used by reporters at his other U.K. papers. 

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Among the details hackers were able to obtain were that Brown purchased a London flat at a low price and that his son Fraser has cystic fibrosis. 

News Corp.'s hacking scandals have already ensnared everyone from the Royal Family to the actors Steve Coogan and Hugh Grant. The Murdoch family announced on Thursday that it was shuttering the News of the World, the British tabloid believed to be responsible for the bulk of the hacking. 

Reporters from the Sunday Times reportedly posed as Brown to obtain access to his bank account in January 2000.