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From hacking to blackmail to court

by Ivana Strahija on February 1st, 2006 A tip off from British Telecom and a year's work of Met police have brought a blackmailing gang to court.

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After BT reported fishy behavior of a detective company to Scotland Yard, it soon became obvious that the private snoops were doing much more than just taking photos and following lovers around.

In fact, they have broken in NHS computers, stole numerous medical files and blackmailed victims with it.

The funniest thing about this is that it was probably orchestrated by two very wealthy men. Matthew Mellon, a shoe designer who should inherit $11.7bn f his family's oil and banking fortune, and Adrian Kirby, who made an estimated fortune of $115m mainly by running a waste disposal unit business. Well, guess they were looking to earn some more pocket change.

16 more offenders will face the judge on February 23.

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