UK: Labour Party discloses cyber attack, members’ data stolen

John Leonard reports:

The Labour Party has suffered a ‘cyber incident’ with personal details of members stolen from an unnamed third-party company that handles its membership data.

In a statement the party says it was informed of the incident on October 29th and that “a significant quantity of Party data” had been rendered inaccessible. Labour does not give further details about the attack, but from that description ransomware seems likely.

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