Hacker breaks into MP Claire Perry’s voicemail with sex message
A police investigation has been launched to trace a phone hacker who left a sexually offensive message on the voicemail of Marlborough’s Tory MP Claire Perry at the House of Commons.
It is believed to be the first time the security system at the Commons has been disabled and is likely to result in a review of Parliament’s protection of MPs and peers from cyber attacks.
“Nothing to say I'm afraid -- police investigation,” Mrs Perry told Marlborough News Online this morning (Monday).
The message was discovered earlier this month when MPs arrived at the Commons to find that the phone network had crashed overnight.
Mrs Perry’s voice is reported to have been changed to ask callers whether they had recently indulged in an offensive sex act.
This was a direct reference to her surprising outburst some months ago when John Bercow, the Speaker, failed to call her to ask a question from the backbenches.
“What do I have to do? Give him a b*** j**?” she is reported to have asked colleagues.
Following the latest incident, Mrs Perry is reported as saying: “I am afraid that I am not going to tell you what the message said. The Clerk of the House is taking it very seriously and the authorities are now investigating.”