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Blair's personal details hacked

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal details have been stolen by computer hackers, a media report said.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2011 12:37 IST

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal details have been stolen by computer hackers, a media report said.

Details of a file containing the Blair's National Insurance number and the addresses of friends, colleagues and relatives began circulating on micro-blogging site 'Twitter' -even contact details for relatives of the former Premier and his wife Cherie were also included, the Daily Mail reported.

A note at the top of the file read: "The information in this article was obtained in 2010 December. We still have access to the webmail server. Phone numbers may have changed but all the information is 100 % legit."

A member of a group of computer hackers known as Team Poison tweeted: "Tony Blair's private info is getting leaked tonight, so is his personal advisors CV and UK MPs & Lords who supported the war in Iraq."

Blair's office, however, said the data had not been obtained from his own systems but probably from that of a former colleague.

"This information has not been obtained from Tony Blair or any of his office systems. This appears to be information from the personal email account of a former member of staff from a few years ago," a spokesman for the former Premier was quoted as saying.