News reports are emerging of a major and “sophisticated” cyber-attack on the digital platforms of the UK’s Labour Party.
A spokeswoman for the party has said the strike was ineffective thanks to the organisations “robust security systems”, adding that officials are confident that no data breach has occurred as a result.
The cyber-attack has been reported to the National Cyber Security Centre, however.
Security procedures on the party’s platforms led to a slow-down of Labour’s election campaign business, the spokeswoman said, before stating that operations are now “back up to full speed”.
The political party has not yet said which platforms were targeted by the attack, but Labour’s main webpage, its Facebook and Twitter pages are working as normal.
The Labour Party spokeswoman added:
“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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