GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat

Attacks by Russian hackers could threaten British democracy, GCHQ has warned politicians.

The spy agency’s computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times.

US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election.

But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there was so far no evidence of successful attacks in the UK.

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