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This established that confidential information was illegally acquired from telephone companies, the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency and the Police National Computer.

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Whittamore's network gave him access to confidential records at telephone companies, banks, post offices, hotels, theatres, and prisons, including BT Group, Crédit Lyonnais, Goldman Sachs, Hang Seng Bank, Glen Parva prison, and Stocken prison.

Although there was evidence of many people being engaged in illegal activity, relatively few were questioned.

The operation uncovered numerous invoices addressed to newspapers and magazines, which detailed prices for the provision of personal information.

305 journalists, working for at least 30 publications, were identified as purchasing confidential information from private investigators.

Upon Rees' release from prison in 2005, he immediately resumed his investigative work for the News of the World, where Andy Coulson had succeeded Rebekah Brooks as editor.

In 2002, under the title Operation Motorman, the Information Commissioner's Office, raided the offices of various newspaper and private investigators, looking for details of personal information kept on unregistered computer databases.Operation Motorman's lead investigator said in 2006 that "his team were told not to interview journalists involved.The investigator...accused authorities of being too 'frightened' to tackle journalists." Learning that Steve Whittamore was obtaining information from the police national computer, the Information Commissioner contacted the Metropolitan Police and the Met's anti-corruption unit initiated Operation Glade.Mulcaire obtained Cook's home address, his internal Metropolitan police payroll number, his date of birth and figures for his mortgage payments as well as physically following him and his family.Attempts to access Cook's voicemail and that of his wife, and possibly hack his computer and intercept his post were also suspected.A number of arrests and convictions followed, most notably of the former News of the World managing editor Andy Coulson.

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