'Sophisticated' cyber attack on UK Labour Party platforms was probably just a DDoS, says official

www.theregister.co.uk | 11/12/2019 | Staff
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The UK's Labour Party says its campaign site has been the target of "sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack" and has informed GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre.

Jeremy Corbyn's party said the attack took place yesterday, adding that security systems ensured there was no data breach.

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A 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.

"Our security procedures have slowed down some of our campaign activities, but these were restored this morning and we are back up to full speed. We have reported the matter to the National Cyber Security Centre."

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