MI5 mounts top-secret operation to protect MPs’ phones from Russians hackers

Not exactly ‘top secret’ if it’s reported in one of the tabloid papers…:

MI5 has mounted a top-secret election operation to protect MPs’ phones from Russian hackers.

Spy chiefs have ordered unprecedented measures to beef up the security of candidates vulnerable to foreign cyber attack.

Warnings were issued to MPs and their staff after it was discovered that some phone accounts were being targeted by hackers.

Personal and political communications have been shut down on MI5 advice, disrupting campaigns and throwing election planning into turmoil.

Targeted MPs have been told to stay silent about the interference from a “foreign power” and instructed not to use any of their usual devices until they have been cleared by bugging sweeps.


Original article here