After hearing that Liz Truss’s phone was hacked, there are calls for a quick investigation.
Cyber attacks from Russia are a “constant threat,” according to the chair of the Defence Select Committee, and the government is taking “strict measures” to stop them.
There are calls for the government to start an investigation right away after it was said that Russia hacked Liz Truss’s phone.
The allegations have been called “extremely serious” and “worrying” by both the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party.
During the summer Tory leadership campaign, people who might work for Russian President Vladimir Putin are said to have hacked into the personal phone of the former prime minister and found out about negotiations with key international allies.
The Mail on Sunday says that private messages between the foreign secretary at the time and cabinet minister Kwasi Kwarteng were also read.
Boris Johnson, who was prime minister at the time, and Simon Case, who was in charge of the Cabinet, are said to have kept these details from the public.
The government hasn’t confirmed the claims, and Sky News hasn’t been able to confirm them on its own.
Sunday, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up talked to Sophy Ridge of Sky. Michael Gove said that the government takes issues of security “extremely seriously.”
He said, “I don’t know all the details of what, if any, security breach happened.”
I do know that the government has very strict rules in place to protect not only individuals but also government security and national security.
“I think we all need to be aware, especially those of us in government, that the more we talk about these things in detail, the more we risk giving information to people who want to hurt this country and its people.”
Tobias Ellwood, who is in charge of the Defense Select Committee, told Sky News that he didn’t know about the event but had heard about it.
“This is a constant threat from Russia, and they are getting better at cyber attacks and hacking all the time. He told Sky News, “We take the strictest steps to make sure it doesn’t happen.”
“The Intelligence and Security Committee should look into it further.”
There need to be answers to “serious questions.”
In response to the report, Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, said that the “serious allegations” make her wonder “why this information or story was leaked or briefed at this time.”
She told Sophy Ridge on Sunday, “I really hope that this hasn’t been leaked, for example, to try to take attention away from some of the other things going on, because I think it does the opposite and just makes people more worried about how the government isn’t taking national security issues seriously enough.”
She also said that Suella Braverman should be “reassuring people that the government is in control,” but “she can’t do that because she still can’t answer those serious questions about her own security breaches and lapses.”
If information was kept secret to protect Truss, it would be “unforgivable.”
The Liberal Democrats, on the other hand, called for an investigation to be done right away and said that the claims raise “serious questions” about Mr. Johnson.
Layla Moran, the party’s foreign policy spokeswoman, asked, “Was Liz Truss’s phone hacked by Russia? If so, why was there a news blackout?