Cyber-attack on parliament leaves MPs unable to access emails

 

Earlier today news broke of a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Parliament. Hackers attempted to gain access to Members of Parliament and their staffers’ email accounts. It is thought that the attack sought to gain access to accounts protected by weak passwords. The internal digital services team said they had made changes to accounts to block the hackers, which meant staff were unable to remotely access their emails.

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Ministers’ email addresses and passwords up for sale

 

You may already be aware of the news this morning that hackers are reportedly trading the email addresses and passwords belonging to thousands of British politicians, ambassadors and other top officials online. An investigation by The Times found two massive lists of stolen credentials were put up for sale or traded on Russian-speaking hacking sites, which included the log-in details of 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary staff, 7,000 police employees and over 1,000 Foreign Office officials.

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Hackers trading email and passwords from thousands of British politicians and officials

 

Earlier today, The Times reported that hackers are trading email addresses and passwords belonging to thousands of British politicians, ambassadors and other top officials online. The newspaper conducted an investigation, which found two massive lists of stolen credentials were put up for sale or traded on Russian-speaking hacking sites, which included the log-in details of 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary staff, 7,000 police employees and over 1,000 Foreign Office officials.

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