If you asked former British prime minister, Gordon Brown, he'd tell you that the Murdoch newspapers have "links with criminals." In particular, Brown is referring to the venerable Sunday Times, not the News of The World.
Brown accused the paper of getting his bank details, saying he was "genuinely shocked" by its methods.
The allegations widen the scandal that brought down Britain's best-selling newspaper, the News of the World, to other newspapers also owned by Murdoch's News International media group.
Brown expressed dismay at the allegations Monday night and has given investigators "all relevant evidence" he has about the matter, according to a statement from his office.
"The family has been shocked by the level of criminality and the unethical means by which personal details have been obtained," the statement said. "The matter is in police hands."
Murdoch, his son James and NOTW editor Rebekah Brooks have been summoned to testify before a parliamentary committee next week.