Phone numbers of at least two senior members of the Government were online too

Boris Johnson finally changes his mobile number that was freely available on the web - as it's revealed Justice Secretary Robert Buckland and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps' numbers were on the internet too Boris Johnson's personal mobile number has been available online for years  Mr Johnson’s number was contained at end of a 2006 think-tank press release Numbers for at least two Cabinet members were also still available online 

By Martin Beckford and Harriet Line For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:02 BST, 30 April 2021 | Updated: 11:40 BST, 1 May 2021

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Hostile states and criminal gangs could have accessed Boris Johnson’s mobile number after it was left posted online for years, a former national security adviser warned yesterday.

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Lord Ricketts said there was an ‘increased risk’ of eavesdropping if the Prime Minister’s contact details were ‘widely available’.

Mr Johnson’s number was contained at the end of a 2006 press release published by a think-tank when he was the Tories’ higher education spokesman.

Downing Street refused to say whether Mr Johnson would change his number in light of the disclosure, though calls to the number are ‘currently unavailable’

But the press release was only removed from the website yesterday morning.

Numbers for at least two senior members of the Government were also still available on the internet yesterday.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps had their numbers posted in newspaper stories, though Mr Shapps’s was removed last night. 

Lord Ricketts said there was an ¿increased risk¿ of eavesdropping if the Prime Minister¿s contact details were ¿widely available¿

Lord Ricketts said there was an ‘increased risk’ of eavesdropping if the Prime Minister’s contact details were ‘widely available’

A source close to Mr

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