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Computer hacking 'warning' for former Northern Ireland Secretary

The former Northern Ireland Secretary, Peter Hain, is understood to have been warned by police that his computer may have been hacked.

According to the Guardian newspaper, it is thought that any hacking may have been carried out by private detectives working for News International.

Computers belonging to other senior Northern Ireland civil servants may also have been compromised.

A spokesman for Mr Hain said the matter is a "matter of national security".

Mark Simpson reports from Belfast.

  • 29 Nov 2011