Thursday, August 25th 2011, 4:00 AM
The top federal prosecutor held a closed-door meeting with seven relatives at Department of Justice headquarters, while others joined via teleconference.
"I wouldn't want to be one of the hackers," Riches said later.
But Riches, who nearly died of a lung disorder after working recovery at Ground Zero, noted the federal government also said the air there was safe to breathe.
"We believe them for now, but we're 'show me' New Yorkers," Riches said. "We want to see the acts. We're not gonna just take your word for it. We want to see it done, and if not we'll be back."
Holder and FBI probers who briefed relatives withheld details of the investigation, which they called preliminary, relatives said.
During the News Corp. hacking scandal that brought down the British paper The News of the World, another English tabloid, the Daily Mirror, reported that phone hacking may have targeted 9/11 victims. Murdoch's News Corp. also owns the New York Post.
Investigators have not asked the families to provide victims' cell phone numbers. Their lawyer, Norman Siegel, asked Holder to do so.
Siegel asked the FBI to scour post-attack press reports for suspicious private information, and also investigate whether computer hacking occurred.