Police accessed BlackBerry messages to thwart planned riots

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 17/08/2011 20:41

Scotland Yard stopped attacks by rioters on sites across London hours before they had been due to take place after managing to "break into" encrypted social messaging sites, it has emerged.

Attacks on the Olympics site, stores in Oxford Circus and the two Westfield shopping centres, in east and west London, had been plotted using BlackBerry Messenger.

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