Another News Corp exec bit the dust today over the U.K. hacking scandal. Les Hinton, the CEO of Dow Jones & Co., resigned, saying in a statement it was the right thing to do. He said was “ignorant of what apparently happened” but apologized for the hurt caused by the actions News of the World staffers.
Just earlier in the day, Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News International, formally announced her resignation. Likewise, she said sorry in a statement to “reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place.”
Chairman of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch himself put it in big bold letters and met with the parents of the murdered teen who’s phone was hacked by News of The World paper, and may have interfered with the police investigation in her disappearance.
It’s still unclear just how widespread the legal ramifications could be. Yesterday, the FBI opened an investigation into allegations News Corp. tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims.