Security director at News Int'l arrested as part of phone-hacking scandal
Scotland Yard today arrested several people related to the News International phone-hacking scandal, including Mark Hanna, the media company's director of group security, according to The Guardian. There's no additional information available about Hanna's role in the phone hacking scandal at this time, but the newspaper reported that Hanna and the others, including News International's former CEO, were arrested "on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice."
Hanna has not been named in previous news reports—such as this breakdown by the BBC—as a key player in the scandal. According to Hanna's LinkedIn profile, he has worked as News International's director of group security since April 2009. Prior to that, he was VP & head of security for Nomura International.
It will be interesting to see how Hanna as the security director became involved in this tabloid phone-hacking scandal that has rocked the media company, which is owned by News Corp.