GCHQ has declined to comment on a report in the Daily Telegraph this weekend, which claimed that UK cabinet ministers’ emails had been hacked, but that – bafflingly – no breach had occurred.
Which is a bit like saying “nothing happened, but we’re going to write a story anyway.”
Spokesbeings at Britain’s eavesdropping nerve centre told The Register on Sunday morning that GCHQ doesn’t “comment on intelligence matters”.
We could go on to tell you that we understand that Whitehall was warned of a threat to ministerial accounts, but that successful hack attacks failed to happen.
But you’d be forgiven for thinking something went seriously wrong, with some kind of major security breach taking place affecting top government bods, if you read the Torygraph‘s report, which carried the headline “Cabinet ministers’ email hacked by Isil spies”.
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