Hurst email interception
According to the BBC's Panorama, Marunchak, received emails obtained via a trojan virus from the computer of Ian Hurst, a former soldier who had served in army intelligence in Northern Ireland. Hurst's computer was reportedly hacked by a former military intelligence colleague who passed the emails to Marunchak.
The hacker was reportedly hired by two former police officers hired in turn as private detectives by Marunchak.
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