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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:58 AM

Labour reveals large-scale cyber-attack on digital platforms

Source: The Guardian

The Labour party has experienced a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack” on its digital systems from an unknown source, it has said, adding that it is confident its security systems ensured there was no data breach.

Party officials have reported the attack, which took place on Monday, to the National Cyber Security Centre, the government agency that supports and advises organisations on such incidents.

Labour has not said which digital platforms were targeted, but it is understood some of them were election and campaigning tools, which would contain details about voters. The party has sent a message to campaigners to say what happened, and to explain why the systems were working slowly on Monday.

A party spokeswoman said: “We have experienced a sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack on Labour digital platforms. We took swift action and these attempts failed due to our robust security systems. The integrity of all our platforms was maintained and we are confident that no data breach occurred.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/12/labour-reveals-large-scale-cyber-attack-on-digital-platforms

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:02 AM

1. 400-lb guy is doing it again.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:03 AM

2. Did Bibi put on weight?

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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:07 PM

3. Russians I bet... nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 01:42 PM

4. The Russians stand to do well no matter who wins

Corbyn is anti-NATO>

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:59 PM

5. Brexit and Boorish Johnson are Putin plots.

Just as Trump and Moscow Mitch are Putin plots.

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