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Foreign hackers take down Labour Party website amid UK election campaign

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Analysis. ‘This is the tip of the iceberg in terms of the types of threats that, not just the Labour Party, but all political parties are going to be experiencing on a daily basis.’

written by Arturo Di Corinto

Topic European Union


November 16, 2019

It was a bad start to the week for the British Labour Party. On Monday, the site through which supporters contribute to their election campaign was attacked, and the next day a DDoS (distributed denial of service attack) hit its main website, aiming to put it offline. Labour Connects, a tool for activists to help in the design and printing of materials, was “closed for maintenance” on Tuesday morning, the day of the DDoS attacks.

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the party, has called these attacks, coinciding with the electoral campaign, “suspicious” and “very serious.” On Dec. 12, Labour will try to win at the polls against Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, which might open up a different scenario around........

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