Cyber Attack on British Parliament!


Hackers suspected from Russia launched a cyberattack on the computer network British Parliament compromising up to 90 email accounts of Members of Parliament and their Peers. Thus, the attack which took place on Friday night forced the IT department of the Parliament to lock MPs out of their email accounts till the damage of the incident was accessed on a complete note.

As per the sources of Cybersecurity Insiders, Theresa May was also one of the victims of the cyber attack which was launched by state-funded actors- mostly from Moscow.

However, the law enforcement agency along with GCHQ doesn’t rule out the possibility of North Korea, China and Iran’s role in this attack.

A press Bulletin released by UK’s National Cyber Security Center the attack was launched in order to create unrest in the political stability of Britain. The security platform launched in October 2016 has also confirmed that no critical info was leaked to hackers in this attempt.

And as a precautionary measure, the IT staff of Parliament have disabled the remote access to protect the network and messaged all Westminster-based Parliamentarians to use text messaging services of the telecom providers to pass on urgent info.

From the past few months, Britain’s GCHQ and United States FBI have been warning developed nations like Canada, Germany, UK, and France that there could be a possible cyber attack on the Political stalwarts of their nations in next few weeks. The law enforcement also named Russia, China, North Korea and Iran as nations which are interested in launching cyber attacks on other nations for obvious reasons.

As predicted, a North Korean hackers group named Lazarus launched a WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack on NHS hospitals in May 2017. And on June 23rd, 2017 an unknown hackers group launched a cyber attack on the MPs of UK’s Parliament.

More details are awaited!

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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