Truss phone was hacked by suspected Putin agents when she was foreign minister, the Daily Mail reports

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Liz Truss delivers a speech on her last day in office as British Prime Minister, outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, October 25, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss’s personal phone was hacked by suspected agents working for Russian President Vladimir Putin when she was foreign minister, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

Those agents gained access to “top-secret details” of negotiations with international allies in addition to private messages exchanged with Truss’s close friend Kwasi Kwarteng, who later became finance minister, the report said.

The messages are believed to have included discussions with senior international foreign ministers about the war in Ukraine, including details about arms shipments, it added.

Up to a year’s worth of messages were downloaded, the Mail said, citing unnamed sources.

A British government spokesperson declined to comment on “individuals’ security arrangements”.

“The Government has robust systems in place to protect against cyber threats. That includes regular security briefings for Ministers, and advice on protecting their personal data and mitigating cyber threats,” the spokesperson added.

The hack was discovered during the Conservative Party leadership campaign that led to Truss becoming prime minister, the Mail reported.

Truss left office last week as prime minister and was succeeded by Rishi Sunak.

The Mail said the messages that fell into foreign hands included criticisms of Johnson made by Truss and Kwarteng, “leading to a potential risk of blackmail”.

(C)REUTERS 2022

3 comments

  1. I think it is time for the UK to go rogue and start messing with the putin regime. There are lots of things they could do to make life more miserable there. They can start by revoking citzenships and exposing real estate owned by the putin regime. This is the cost of doing nothing about the Skripals.

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    • Yes we should be taking all property, cash, business assets and investments owned by putlerites in London.
      Ftse 100 companies have been invested in by putlerites to the tune of $billions.
      But the same applies to America. Miami, NYC etc are still full of RuZZian controlled businesses holding an eye-watering amount of cash and luxury property. The DJ has been invested heavily by putlerites who also hold masses of stock in private companies owned by Trump and Musk.
      Bill Browder estimates that $1 trillion of RuZZian criminal money is out there and can easily be taken. Including $500 bn in the dirty Swiss banking system that profited so highly in the past from Nazis and other scum.
      All it takes is the will to do it.

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