Russian hackers stole trade papers from Liam Fox email

When I saw this on the news last night my immediate thought was “Why is he using email to send sensitive documents?”. Then I remembered my time working with law firms and banks. It’s how many organisations share data with third parties despite offering no protection at all…:

Documents on UK-US trade talks, leaked ahead of the 2019 general election, were stolen from an email account belonging to Conservative MP Liam Fox, it has emerged.

The papers were published online and used by Labour in the 2019 campaign to claim the NHS would be put at risk.

The UK government has said Russians almost certainly sought to interfere in the election through the documents.

A criminal inquiry into the leaking of the documents is under way.


Original article here