Another ‘Russian Hacker’ Story Debunks Itself

The British news agency Reuters is again distributing false claims about ‘Russian hacking’:

Exclusive: Papers leaked before UK election in suspected Russian operation were hacked from ex-trade minister – sources

Classified U.S.-UK trade documents leaked ahead of Britain’s 2019 election were stolen from the email account of former trade minister Liam Fox by suspected Russian hackers, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because a law enforcement investigation is underway, said the hackers accessed the account multiple times between July 12 and Oct. 21 last year.

They declined to name which Russian group or organisation they believed was responsible, but said the attack bore the hallmarks of a state-backed operation.

The highlighted date of July 12 is interesting.

The Telegraph was the first to report from the leaked papers:

Leaked documents expose lack of progress in US-UK trade talks

That was on July 10 2019, two days before the ‘Russians hackers’ allegedly got their hands on the British-U.S. trade documents!

Back in December the same Reuters ‘European Cybersecurity Correspondent’, Jack Stubbs, authored another wild scare story that blamed some dubious Russian group for different leak of UK government papers.

Leak of papers before UK election raises ‘spectre of foreign influence’ – experts

It was as fact free as his current one.

Stubbs should ask his MI6 handlers to stop embarrassing him.

 

By Moon Of Alabama

 

Republished by The 21st Century

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