Sunday 2 October 2022 12:45 AM Liz Truss' mobile number is being sold online for £6.49 trends now

Sunday 2 October 2022 12:45 AM Liz Truss' mobile number is being sold online for £6.49 trends now
Sunday 2 October 2022 12:45 AM Liz Truss' mobile number is being sold online for £6.49 trends now

Sunday 2 October 2022 12:45 AM Liz Truss' mobile number is being sold online for £6.49 trends now

The personal mobile phone numbers of the Prime Minister and 25 of her Cabinet Ministers are being sold on the internet, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

They can be accessed on a shady US website charging just £6.49 for access to the information, which cyber experts warn could be used by China and Russia to spy on senior Government figures.

Phone numbers and other personal data for Liz Truss, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Home Secretary Suella Braverman are among those listed on the site. 

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's phone number is also on there.

The personal mobile phone numbers of the Prime Minister and 25 of her Cabinet Ministers are being sold on the internet, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

The personal mobile phone numbers of the Prime Minister and 25 of her Cabinet Ministers are being sold on the internet, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

On the eve of the Conservative Party conference, Ministers were last night assessing the threat with national security advisers, after the MoS alerted them to the breach, which also included email addresses and passwords.

The Cabinet Office said it was investigating and that some of the information was old. But the MoS confirmed that the data haul contained 26 current phone numbers for the Cabinet, including Ms Truss's

A former British intelligence officer last night called the breach 'truly shocking' and warned that private information could be targeted using software that plants a virus on the phone via a text message.

On the eve of the Conservative Party conference (pictured is Liz Truss arriving at the conference), Ministers were last night assessing the threat with national security advisers

On the eve of the Conservative Party conference (pictured is Liz Truss arriving at the conference), Ministers were last night assessing the threat with national security advisers

Subscribers to the US website, which this newspaper is declining to name, can simply search for any information by typing in someone's name. 

The website takes just seconds to trawl through data stolen in cyber attacks going back more than a decade. The site claims to have more than 14 billion files of 'compromised assets' on its searchable database.

The people behind the website remain a mystery. The webpage lists a phone number which rings out unanswered. Its office is listed in a downmarket area of Las Vegas – far from the glitz and glamour of the Sin City strip. 

Phone numbers and other personal data for Liz Truss, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng (pictured), Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Home Secretary Suella Braverman are among those listed on the site

Phone numbers and other personal data for Liz Truss, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng (pictured), Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Home Secretary Suella Braverman are among those listed on the site

But when an MoS reporter visited on Friday to ask about who runs the site, they discovered the office was a scruffy, prefab used as a service address for hundreds of companies.

A receptionist said: 'I cannot tell you that information. Honestly I cannot tell you anything.'

After paying a £6.49 fee to access the site for a week, it took the MoS seconds to find the Prime Minister's personal mobile number.

A search for 'Elizabeth Truss' returned an entry which appeared to contain a mobile phone number that the website stated had been stolen in a 2020 hack on Covve, a popular digital contacts book. 

When our reporter added the phone number to WhatsApp, the profile came up with a photo of the Prime Minister taken last

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