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News of the World hacked more than 1,000 peoples’ phones

Police increase number of suspected scandal victims

More than 1,000 people might have been affected by the now infamous News Corp. phone-hacking scandal.

According to Bloomberg, London police estimate that employees of the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid likely hacked into 1,174 peoples’ mobile phones, which is an increase from the previously estimated 829 affected people. The new data from the Metropolitan Police Service also includes 4,800 “potential” victims.

Since the phone-hacking scandal broke last summer, News Corp. has spent at least $195 million to settle with various hacking victims.

During a hearing on Friday, a News Corp. lawyer said the company is still committed to settling all claims in order to avoid a trial scheduled for early 2013.

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, are set to testify this week at a hearing on U.K. media ethics.

Read Bloomberg for more updates.

For more InsideCounsel coverage on the News Corp. scandal, read:

Phone-hacking victims may sue News Corp. in U.S. courts

News Corp. settles hacking claims with 36 victims

New details arise in News Corp. phone-hacking scandal

News Corp. shareholders amend complaint to reflect phone-hacking scandal

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