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Greece orders new probe into Olympics wiretapping

Greece orders new probe into Olympics wiretapping

Judicial authorities in Greece say they have ordered a new investigation into wiretapping that targeted Greece's prime minister and other senior officials during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Senior judge Yiannis Sakellakos ordered the investigation Thursday. A probe that ended in 2008 failed to produce any suspects. The new investigation broadens the scope of potential charges from violation of privacy to espionage.
Former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and senior government and military officials, as well as human rights activists and journalists, were among 106 users of the Greece Vodafone mobile network targeted by unknown hackers from just before the August 2004 Games until March 2005.


Updated : 2021-02-27 00:25 GMT+08:00