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World UK Labour Party says it has experienced a 'large-scale cyber attack' on its digital platforms

15:50  12 november  2019
15:50  12 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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The UK 's main opposition party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large - scale cyber attack " on its digital platforms .

“We have experienced a sophisticated and large - scale cyber - attack on Labour digital platforms ,” the spokeswoman said . “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

The UK's main opposition party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack" on its digital platforms.

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In a statement to CNN, a Labour Party spokesperson said the attack had "failed" because of the party's "robust security systems."

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The Labour Party says it has been hit by a "sophisticated and large - scale cyber - attack " on its A Labour spokesperson said that the cyber attack failed because of their "robust" security systems "We have experienced a sophisticated and large - scale cyber - attack on Labour digital platforms

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday it was subject to a large - scale cyberattack on its digital platforms just weeks before a national 12 election. “We have experienced a sophisticated and large - scale cyber attack on Labour digital platforms ,” a party spokesman said in a statement.

"The integrity of all our platforms was maintained and we are confident that no data breach occurred," the spokesperson said, adding that the matter has been reported to the National Cyber Security Centre, a UK government agency.

"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," they added.

The UK is holding a snap general election on December 12 and the Labour Party is aiming to oust Boris Johnson's Conservatives from power.

Speaking to supporters in Blackpool, England, leader Jeremy Corbyn said no Labour information was downloaded.

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Jeremy Corbyn's party said its digital platforms had been targeted and it had reported the matter to the National Cyber Security Centre. A statement from the party said : 'We have experienced a sophisticated and large scale cyber attack on Labour digital platforms .

"We are looking into who might have been behind it," Corbyn said, adding: "if this is a sign of things to come in our election, I feel very nervous."

According to the PA news agency, Labour sources would not be drawn on the details of the attack or who they thought might be responsible.

Before the last UK general election in 2017 the worldwide WannaCry attack disrupted hundreds of National Health Service trusts and doctors' practices, leading to thousands of appointments and operations being canceled.

A wide array of Russian and Chinese private and public institutions were also hit in the ransomware outbreak which infected tens of thousands of systems across 164 countries.

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