Ben Ashford is the first person to be charged under Operation Tuleta, a police investigation being run alongside inquiries into alleged corrupt payments to public officials, computer hacking and other privacy breaches.
Scotland Yard has arrested a former journalist with The Times in connection with an alleged hack of an anonymous blogger's email account in 2009.
Scotland Yard has arrested a tabloid journalist as part of their investigation into computer hacking.
Security consultant Philip Campbell Smith is alleged to have used a Trojan horse to hack into a computer belonging to Ian Hurst, a former British army intelligence officer who handled IRA informers in Northern Ireland.
Evidence is given to the Leveson Inquiry that a journalist working for The Times was disciplined after being found involved in computer hacking.
The BBC claims that computer hackers were hired by private investigators to spy on politicians and the military.
And who benefited from the hacking? The British press.
A senior police chief has been warned by British authorities that he may have been targeted by tabloid journalists and his computer hacked into.
UK police have warned a former British Cabinet minister that they are investigating evidence that his computer was hacked by private detectives working for Rupert Murdoch's News International organisation and the disgraced "News of the World" newspaper.
British police are investigating possible cases of computer hacking, in the ongoing probe into the activities of The News of the World and News International.