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Dutch Hackers Leak Private Emails of UK's Ex-Prime Minister

Dutch hacker group TeaMp0isoN has leaked a trove of  private emails and information about former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, CNN reports.

A Blair spokesman told CNN the information appears to be from the personal email account of a former member of staff from a few years ago, not Blair’s email account.

The leaked information was posted on Pastebin.com and appeared to include Blair’s National Insurance number — similar to a U.S. Social Security Number — and the addresses and phone numbers of several personal contacts.

A note accompanying the document said, “The information in this article was obtained in 2010 December, we still have access to the webmail server, phone numbers may have changed but all the information is 100% legit.”

It claims to include information on members of Blair’s office, his address and phone book — including the details of “family, friends, MPs and lords” — and the contact details and resume of his former special adviser, Katie Kay.

CNN could not verify the authenticity of the information published on Pastebin; however, PC Magazine reported the material had been leaked by a member of Team Poison known as TriCk.

“Tony Blair’s Private Info is getting leaked tonight, so is his Personal Adivsors CV and UK MPs & Lords who supported the war in iraq,” TriCk tweeted Friday. “doing the writeup now – Tony Blair and his cockroaches are getting owned tonight. – War IS Terror. -“

 

 

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