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Was Liz Truss’ phone hacked? Rumors of Liz Truss’ phone hack have been circulating for about a week, and the UK government is pushing for an investigation. But is there any truth to the claims? Check out this video to learn what we know about Liz Truss’ hacked phone and how it could have happened.
00:10 Liz Truss phone hack rumors
01:01 Other instances of phone hacking
01:11 Pegasus software
Well, it turns out the victory of the lettuce didn’t end Liz Truss’ problems. Her phone, which held private communications with foreign leaders, may have been hacked.
Citing unknown sources, The Daily Mail claimed that Truss’ private messages with foreign ministers, including sensitive information about the war in Ukraine, have fallen into “foreign hands.”
No other news outlet has been able to confirm The Daily Mail’s claims so far. But the UK’s government is asking for an official investigation.
The publication also claims that the incident came to light during this summer’s Conservative leadership campaign but was covered up by then Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The paper also claims that the agents behind the hack are working for the Kremlin.
What is known, according to The Guardian, is that Liz Truss DID have to quickly change her phone number during the summer months.
If hacked, a phone can be the ultimate tool for espionage. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time a politician’s phone has been targeted. In May, reports came out that the terrifying Pegasus spyware was used to spy on Catalan independence leaders and Spanish politicians. The spyware was also suspected to have infiltrated top EU officials’ phones. You can find out more about it here.
Whether or not the ex-Prime Minister’s phone was hacked, this is still a great reminder that the security of your phone is just as important as your computer’s.
Stay safe everyone.
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