Cyber Attack Hits Labour Party’s Digital Platforms

With the General Election campaigning starting to gain momentum, it has emerged today that the Labour Party suffered a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms on 11th November 2019.

The attack has been reported to the National Cyber Security Centre.

Niall Sookoo, the Labour Party’s Executive Director of Elections and Campaigns, wrote to Labour campaigners yesterday. He stated:

“Yesterday afternoon, our security systems identified that, in a very short period of time, there were large-scale and sophisticated attacks on Labour Party platforms which has the intention of taking our systems entirely offline.

“Every single one of these attempts failed due to our robust security systems and the integrity of all our platforms and data was maintained.”

The Labour 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.”

 

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