MOSCOW, October 2 – Novosti. Hackers published the mobile phone numbers of British Prime Minister Liz Truss and 25 other members of the government, writes Daily Mail .
So, on the site of cybercriminals, the name of which the newspaper does not give, the data of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwazi Kwarteng, Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace , Foreign Minister James Cleverley, Minister of the Interior Suella Braverman and other officials were publicly available.
According to the publication, information can be obtained for only 6.49 pounds (about 435 rubles).
The government of the United Kingdom announced the start of an investigation and clarified that some of the data is already outdated.
However, as noted in the article, the journalists conducted a personal investigation and made sure that the indicated number had indeed been used by Truss since 2011.
“When our reporter added his phone number to WhatsApp*, a profile picture of the prime minister taken last Christmas appeared on his profile,” the newspaper writes.
Against this backdrop, there are already concerns among security and cybercrime experts.
“The fact that the phone numbers of the prime minister and her cabinet colleagues are online is a phenomenal security breach. It is really shocking and disturbing, and will provoke unrest in the government,” said a former British intelligence officer and expert on Cyber Security Colonel Philip Ingram.
Earlier media reported that hackers published the personal data of Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza.
* Meta activity (social networks Facebook and Instagram) is banned in Russia as extremist