In today’s news: The Daily Telegraph is reporting that jihadists in Syria have hacked into ministerial email accounts in a sophisticated espionage operation uncovered by GCHQ.
GCHQ reportedly alerted Whitehall officials in May, with the investigation finding the attempts to steal information from the personal correspondence of several of David Cameron’s senior ministers, including Home Secretary Teresa May.
If accessed, the emails could have disclosed events that government figures and members of the royal family were expected to attend.
Despite the Telegraph reporting that the cyber attack did happen, the report goes on the state that no security breach occurred, which has left everyone a little bemused.
The GCHQ has declined to comment on the report, stating that they don’t comment on intelligence matters.
For now, we will have to wait and see what happened and if indeed a security breach did occur.
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