For anyone out there thinking News Corp is innocent, we just need to look back to 2009:
News Corporation admitted at a trial in 2009 that computers at its U.S. marketing division, News America Marketing, hacked into the secure website of a rival U.S.-based company 11 times, according to Bloomberg.
The FBI is currently investigating allegations that News Corp, the parent company of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, attempted to bribe police and hack into the cell phones of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) wrote Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller to highlight the hacking allegation made by Floorgraphics Inc.
Floorgraphics claimed in a lawsuit that News America Marketing stole business from the company by hacking into Floorgraphics website between October 2003 to January 2004. The company agreed to dismiss the case after receiving a $29.5 million payment from News America Marketing.
So we’ve got an actual admission by News Corp that they have engaged in this illegal activity before, yet somehow Murdoch thinks he is innocent?
Welcome to ultimate responsibility Rupert! Your company paid out almost $30 million and admitted to hacking just two years ago, yet you claim you have no responsibility? Maybe it’s time for you to go back to the land you were born, the land that was once known for being a place that criminals were sent. You should feel right at home there you ass hat!