News Corp’s NDS ‘paid Surrey police’


by Sunny Hundal    
8:30 am - March 29th 2012

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On Monday a BBC Panorama programme alleged that a News Corporation subsidiary had ‘hacked’ a rival company’s systems.

NDS is accused of leaking information from On Digital which ‘could be used to create counterfeit smart cards’, said Panorama.

The claims were made by Lee Gibling – who said he was paid to publish stolen information.

His contact at NDS was Ray Adams, who at the time was head of UK security for the firm – which manufactures smartcards for all News Corporations’ pay-TV companies across the world.

Now, thousands of emails from Ray Adams have been published online by the Australian Financial Review.

The emails allege that NDS set aside payments for Surrey Police.

This morning, the Independent reports that when it asked NDS about the payment, the company said in a statement: “This was a one-off charitable donation of £2000 to Surrey police in August 2000. NDS’ support and donation was acknowledged with a thank you from Surrey Police.”

Surrey police now say they are looking into the claim they received a “charitable donation” of £2,000 from NDS in 2000.

Earlier this morning, Rupert Murdoch tweeted:

It’s about to get hairy… again.

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