Targeting of United Kingdom trade minister’s email account
Date of report
  • August 2020
  • Believed to be the work of the Russian government. 
Hackers accessed the account of former United Kingdom (UK) Trade Minister Liam Fox, between July 12 and October 21 2019, stealing six tranches of documents detailing British trade negotiations with the United States. Hackers then released the documents as part of a Russian disinformation campaign targeting the 2019 UK general election.
Suspected victims
  • UK Trade Minister
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government