British media say that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown had his personal information targeted by elements of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
News media including the Independent, Channel 4, the Guardian and the BBC say that Brown's personal details were targeted by people working for titles including the Sun and the Sunday Times. None of the media cited sources, but Brown was set to give a statement later Monday.
The allegations significantly broaden the scandal gripping Murdoch's British empire, which is being threatened by a sprawling police investigation.
The Sunday Times did not immediately return a call seeking comment Monday.