Liz Truss's phone was hacked by Russians

29/10/2022 | The Guardian

Reports emerged over the weekend of the discovery that former prime minister Liz Truss's phone was hacked during her time as the foreign secretary by spies suspected of working for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. The news was suppressed at the time by the then-prime minister, Boris Johnson. The reports suggest sensitive information, including discussions about the Ukraine war and conversations between  Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng criticising Johnson, could have been accessed.

Calls are growing for a full investigation into the alleged attack, which raises questions about the UK's cybersecurity. In related posts by The Guardian, Michael Gove would not deny the breach took place but indicated robust protocols in place. However, while it may be a surprise to MPs, mobile phones are inherently insecure, and ministers are creating wild west conditions by using personal devices.

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