(FreedomBeacon.com)- The 19fortyfive website reports that the Daily Mail in the UK stated that foreign operatives “suspected of working for the Kremlin” hacked former foreign secretary and prime minister Liz Truss’ cell phone and that the intrusion was detected during the summer’s Conservative Party leadership race.
The newspaper claims that foreign agents could read messages that the soon-to-be prime minister sent regarding the conflict in Ukraine. Also allegedly intercepted were her and former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s private communications.
Tobias Ellwood, the chair of the British government’s Defense Select Committee, told British media on Sunday that Russia is “becoming better and better” at hacking and cyber-attacks even though the British government has not formally verified the incident.
Ellwood said they take the strictest precautions to ensure that doesn’t happen. A probe by the intelligence and security committee is being prepared.
The German-Finnish entrepreneur and activist Kim Dotcom, who founded Megaupload, an online file hosting service shut down by the U.S. government after allegations of criminal copyright infringements, wire fraud, and money laundering, made one of the most severe claims following the reported hack.
Dotcom claimed in a tweet on Sunday that Truss’ personal iPhone message to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed to the Russians that the British government was involved in the Nord Stream explosions.
iPhone and Apple Mac users can store messages, files, pictures, and contacts online and give authorized computers and devices access to them via the online service known as iCloud.
Dotcom noted that consumers’ data might not be as secure as they believe because China and Russia have “advanced cyber operations” that enable them to acquire backdoor access to Big Tech databases.
The irony is that government employees with the highest levels of security clearance still use iPhones over the encrypted sh*t-phones that the NSA and GCHQ provide, said Dotcom.
The Russian authorities and the British government have not expressly claimed that the text message exists or was intercepted by hackers, contradicting Dotcom’s assertions.
19FortyFive is unable to confirm Dotcom’s assertions independently.