British spies fear Russian hackers will target the next general election by stealing emails from political parties

Britain’s political parties have been called to an emergency summit with spies at GCHQ amid fears the next general election is at risk of Russian cyber attacks, it has been reported.

The intelligence community reportedly fears Russian hackers could hack, steal and leak internal emails of Britain’s main political parties, the parliament, constituency offices and pressure groups and think tanks.

Also feared to be at risk are the vast files of information parties hold on voters.

The fears come after Russia has been accused of hacking the Democratic Party’s emails accounts and releasing tens of thousands of emails,

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