NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.K. police are widening their investigations into alleged illegal newspaper practices with a probe into computer hacking.

London's Metropolitan Police said it was launching Operation Tuleta after receiving multiple breach of privacy allegations since January, some of which involved computer hacking,

The Telegraph

reported Saturday.

The new investigation will report to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers and will look into allegations not covered by the police's phone hacking probe, which is called Operation Weeting, the newspaper added.

In addition to Operations Tuleta and Weeting, Akers is also overseeing Operation Elveden, which is examining whether employees of the now-closed

News of the World

tabloid paid police for information.

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Allegations of illegal phone hacking by the

News Corp.

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newspaper have rocked the U.K.'s political and media landscape and have lead to government hearings as well as the resignations of top News Corp. executives.

The scandal also caused News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch to withdraw his bid to acquire all of

British Sky Broadcasting



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