The voice message that many were satisfied this Friday when trying to approach British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was “please try again later”. On Thursday night it was revealed that his personal mobile phone number had been publicly available on the internet for 15 years, so the country’s security division warned that the risk of interference and threats by criminal groups would increase.
Johnson, the “shadow secretary of state” for education, gave his personal number at a press conference in 2006, and he has not stopped using it to date. Meanwhile the number seems to have been switched off, but British media reports say that Downing Street No. 1 Johnson has not yet confirmed whether the numbers will actually change.
Last week, the British government opened an internal inquiry into the exchange of messages between the Conservative Prime Minister and millionaire James Tyson. In the conversation, Tyson asked for a tax deduction workers To build your company’s UK fan base and equip the British National Health Service.
Johnson denies the allegations Campaign They have been pointed out to you, but the recent discovery that your personal number is available to anyone raises even more doubts as to who is the leader of the Labor Party who not only “owns the number but also who used it”, Khair Stormer says, “it is a security risk” Comments on a case.
“Recent weekly privileged access – those who can send WhatsApp to the Prime Minister to ask for help – is further proof that this is a rule for them and another rule for everyone else,” he added. The BBC received criticism from a minister this Friday that Johnson’s number was “advertising the truth”. He said that. Site Pink, Pitchap, has released it first.
Ministers are given an official number when they come to office, but they can choose to have personal numbers if they wish. Simon Case, General Secretary Cabinet He, in charge of government officials, had last week instructed Johnson to change his phone number.
“We did not go into the details of the advice given between a cabinet secretary and a prime minister, so I will not do so in this case,” Johnson’s spokesman said. Guardian.
National security is at stake
Former National Security Adviser Peter Ricketts told the BBC that the decision to change a prime minister’s personal number during this period was “early security precautions these days” and that direct contact was a way to avoid political credibility.
Ricketts drew attention to the fact that phone calls made by the Prime Minister, who is considered “incredibly accessible” by his finance minister, could contain “important content” and lead to “aid, or tax benefits, or conversations with foreign leaders.” . Since the number is public, it does not rule out the possibility of third-party interference.
“This should increase the risk of hearing some of the communications going on, and there may be other NGOs, such as sophisticated criminal gangs,” he said.
Victoria Atkins, Secretary of State for Home Affairs and a member of the Johnson Government Party, assures the Prime Minister that he “knows his responsibilities” in the matter of national security and gives her “complete and complete confidence.”
Ministers have “security packages around all their communications, by any means,” Simon Case said. However, critics say Boris Johnson needs to be more secure in favor of “his own interests” on a digital level.
Text edited by Antonio Saraiva Lima