He wrote "The News of the World was in the business of holding others to account but failed when it came to itself". The embattled CEO also says they will resolve the issues and make amends for the damage.
In turn, Murdoch has had to do some unprecedented damage control.
"I was appalled to find out what had happened and I apologized and I have nothing further to say," said Murdoch.
This week, the government established a judicial inquiry to look at criminal activity, media ethics, and media ownership.