Russians ‘hacked UK minister’s email’
Russian hackers are suspected of breaking in to former trade secretary Liam Fox’s email account to steal classified UKUS trade documents that were leaked in the run-up to the last general election, it has been reported.
The National Crime Agency said it was leading an investigation, after UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab previously accused “Russian actors” of seeking to influence the vote by “amplifying” the stolen papers online.
They were highlighted by then Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who said they were firm evidence that the Conservatives were preparing to sell the NHS to US pharmaceutical companies.
Reuters, citing two anonymous sources, reported that Russian hackers are suspected of accessing Dr Fox’s account multiple times between July 12 and October 21 last year.