Boris Johnson’s mobile phone was analysed by cybercrime investigators after Downing Street was targeted by hacking software, it has been reported.
The Pegasus spyware, which can effectively turn mobile phones into listening devices, is said to have been found on multiple occasions within the heart of government in 2020-21.
The Downing Street attack was orchestrated by an organisation linked to the United Arab Emirates, according to the international cybersecurity body that unearthed the infiltration.
After a warning from the Citizen Lab, which is based at the University of Toronto, the National Cyber Security Agency is said to have carried out a sweep of mobile phones. The researchers said that the breach in No 10 was likely to have led to the exfiltration of potentially highly