News Burst: Tories hunt for bank hackers

Corruption evidence blamed on hacked treasury account

The Conservative Party is claiming that computer hackers have broken into its treasury bank account and altered figures in order to discredit the party and create false evidence of corruption.

Tory chairman Michael Ancram last night called in Scotland Yard to hunt for the computer criminals believed to have hacked into files covering donations from billionaire tycoon Michael Ashcroft.

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