Cyberattack leaves U.K. parliament unable to access emails: reports

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:06:32 GMT

The British Parliament on Saturday was hit by a cyberattack that left most of its representatives unable to access emails, according to multiple reports. The hacking was an attempt to breach the email accounts of scores of members of the House of Commons, Lords and other staffers. The U.K.'s Independent reported that a House of Commons representative confirmed the hacking, saying "unauthorized attempts" were made to pry open email data. The U.K. government said it was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to "secure the [email] network."

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