So far there's no sign of money being handed over in exchange for the information, but there aren't many reasons why anyone in the police would provide such information out of friendliness. Once again, just imagine how News Corp would be spinning this story if it was a competitor. Murdoch should be thankful that his competitors are too nice. The Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks allegedly received details of the original failed phone-hacking investigation into the News of the World from a senior Metropolitan police officer. Brooks, who resigned as News International chief executive last July, is expected to be interviewed by officers as a witness in the coming weeks over the new allegations, the Independent reports. There is no suggestion that she is implicated in the investigation. The unnamed police officer, who was involved in the first phone-hacking inquiry, has not been suspended while the allegations are investigated.