On Saturday, June 24, the British Parliament had undergone a powerful cyber attack, with the result that MPs and peers for hours could not use their email.
Reported by the Daily Mail with a link to Twitter of a member of the house of lords Christopher Rennard. «Cyber attack on Westminster. Parliamentary e-mail not working», — he wrote.
Member of Parliament Henry Smith made a joke about the cyberattack, writing in his blog: «Unfortunately, email Parliament is not functioning today – we were attacked by Kim Jong UN, Putin, the child, locked the mother in the basement, or I don’t know who.»
The national Agency for the fight against crime reported that works in close collaboration with the Center for computer security on investigating cyber attacks.
Oz Alash, CEO of cybersecurity platform CybSafe, said in an interview with Daily Mail that the e-mail of the Parliament is a «treasure trove» full of information for hackers. However, fortunately, this attack was stopped before leakage of confidential information.