UK Parliament hit by new cyber attack

Vastavam web:  Britain’s Parliament has been hit by a new wave of cyber attack after hackers attempted to trick lawmakers into revealing their passwords, prompting officials to warn MPs and their aides to guard against such threats. Politicians have been warned that hackers were posing as parliamentary officials asking for their passwords.”The caller is informing users that they have been employed by the digital service to help with the cyber attack.

These calls are not from the digital service. We will never ask you for your password.” According to ‘The SundayTelegraph’, parliamentary officials have said that hackers are still attempting to gain access after a “sustained” assault last week lasted for more than 12 hours as unknown hackers repeatedly targeted “weak” passwords of staff.The network affected is used by every MP, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, and her Cabinet ministers, for dealing with constituents.The UK Cabinet Office, which blamed human error for the breach, said the details were publicly available on data.gov.uk, which publishes charts and graphs of public data and is widely used across UK government circles.