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News Corp.’s Sun Tabloid Says Readers Details Stolen by Hacker

News Corp.’s U.K. unit told about 800 readers of its Sun tabloid that computer hackers may have stolen their home addresses, phone numbers and other personal details during an attack on the newspaper’s website.

News International is working with police on the matter, which affected readers who submitted information online for contests and polls sponsored by the newspaper. Police in London charged British teenager Jake Davis last week with attacking the Sun’s website and redirecting visitors to a false article saying News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch had died.