The incident was said to have taken place while Truss was herself Secretary of State – her last cabinet position before taking over as Prime Minister after Boris Johnson.
Private messages, including about the war in Ukraine, are said to have been leaked from Truss’ mobile phone. The situation was revealed this summer, but it must have been kept secret until now.
An unnamed government spokesperson said they had strong cyber protection at the time, and adds that afterward it would not be appropriate to comment on the security of individuals.
to me independent Those behind the hack must be agents linked to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Sensitive information is said to have been leaked during the incident, and opposition parties have asked for an explanation as to why the information has reached the public only now – several months after the alleged breach occurred.
An investigation into who and how information about hacking was leaked to the press has already been announced.
Leila Moran in the British Parliament expresses concern that the Truss hack has not been previously announced.
We need an immediate and independent investigation to uncover the truth here. If it turns out that this information was withheld to protect Liz Truss, it would be unforgivable, Moran tells the BBC.
Speaks by Member of Parliament Tobias Ellwood Sky News He has seen reports of the incident, but is unsure of the scope and accuracy of what has now emerged.
– This is a constant threat from Russia, and they are getting better at such cyberattacks. Elwood says that the alleged incident should be investigated further.
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