Tom Tugendhat, who is heading up a new group which aims to look into China's economic ambitions and global role after the coronavirus crisis ends, raised the alarm on his Twitter account, telling his followers to be wary of emails that claim to be him. The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee tweeted: "If you receive an email claiming to be from me - please check and do NOT open attachments unless you’re sure.
"A pretty sophisticated hacker is seeking to impersonate me and hack others. Any ideas who it could be?"
His tweet quickly attracted a flurry of messages from his followers asking if China was behind the alleged hack.
It comes after Mr Tugendhat joined a number of Tory MPs who have demanded an international investigation into China's handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
He has suggested the Chinese Communist Party has put its own survival ahead of that of the survival of other people around the world during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Tom Tugendhat claims he has been targetted by a 'sophisticated hacker' (Image: GETTY)
Tom Tugendhat told his followers to be cautious about messages he is sending (Image: TWITTER)
He told Radio 4's the World At One: "All countries have struggled with data, all countries have struggled with knowing how to respond because this is a new outbreak.
"But the one thing that really marks out the Chinese communist party is not that they didn't have sufficient data but that they deliberately falsified the data.
"This is very different from other countries."
He argued it was "nothing to do with China as a country, it is all to do with tyranny".
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