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UK Parliament Attacked by Hackers, External Access to Email Blocked
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 01:15:46 PM »
UK Parliament Attacked by Hackers, External Access to Email Blocked
26 June 2017, 10:49 am

The UK Parliament was the target of what’s being described as a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack launched during the weekend, with local officials confirming that external access to email has been blocked as a security measure.

The Parliament has already contacted all members to warn of the security risks following the cyber-attack, and explained that an investigation is under way.

“Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyberattack on our computer network,” the mail warning reads according to The Guardian.

“Closer investigation by our team confirmed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts. We have been working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre to identify the method of the attack and have made changes to prevent the attackers gaining access.”

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