Elton John among those targeted by News of the World hackers

Updated: Jul 21, 2011, 15:36 PM IST

London: Sir Elton John has been informed that his name had been included in the list of the News of the World phone hackers.

John, 64, came to know after the police told his partner David Furnish, 48, that he is believed to have been a victim.

Sources revealed his name was discovered among the 4,000 targeted.

“David was horrified at having his fears confirmed. It seems these hackers were desperately trying to find out details of his life with Elton,” the Daily Star quoted a friend as saying.

“They couldn’t target Elton because he never used a mobile – he hated the things – but partner David obviously did have one,” the friend added.