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Clive Goodman Hacked Royal Family Cell Phones 487 Times

Clive Goodman Hacked Royal Family Cell Phones 487 Times
Clive Goodman Hacked Royal Family Cell Phones 487 Times
Report #: 201 - 0 Comments
Date Reported: Sunday, July 10, 2011
Status: Past Incident
Severity: Severe - Cyberterrorism
Primary Weapon: Hacking
Specific Location: Surrey
City/Local Area: London
State/Territory: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Region: Europe

Clive Goodman received a four month sentence for hacking cell phones belonging to the British Royal Family. The targets were Prince Charles, Prince Harry, and Prince William for which the hacked cell phones belonged to them as well as their staff. After gaining access to the phones Goodman make 487 unauthorized calls and accessed voice mail messages for the purpose of getting scoop information to publish in the News of the World tabloid newspaper where he was the editor in charge of royal stories.

His work resulted in the publication of two articles in 2005. The first article contained messages exchanged between Prince William and his doctor. The second story contained information about a meeting between between Prince William and Tom Bradby in which Bradby lent William some broadcasting equipment, but the problem with this one was that the article got published a week before the meeting was supposed to take place and only 4 people connected to the two of them were supposed to know about it. The second story led to Goodman loosing his job and being sentenced to four months in prison for intercepting phone calls without permission. His accomplice Glenn Mulcaire got 6 months.

Goodman was arrested again in July of 2011 on suspicion of bribing police while conducting the hack job. Andy Coulson was also arrested and faces an additional charges related to hacking cell phones as well as bribing police.

Clive Goodman Arrested Again

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