London (CNN) — Media baron Rupert Murdoch broke his silence on a scandal swirling around his flagship British Sunday tabloid newspaper Wednesday, calling allegations that journalists illegally hacked into the voice mails of murder and terror victims “deplorable and unacceptable.”
The head of News Corporation issued the statement after the father of a bomb victim said his phone may have been hacked and Prime Minister David Cameron called the allegations “absolutely disgusting.”
Graham Foulkes, whose son was killed in a 2005 London terror attack, said Wednesday his phone number and home address were found in the files of a private investigator working for the News of the World.
The accusation follows allegations that journalists also hacked into the phone messages of missing teenager Milly Dowler, who was later found to have been murdered.
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