london - The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack. It seems that hackers tried to access email accounts, message The Guardian based on an email sent to those involved. There would be targeted for accounts that were protected by 'weak passwords.'
The news about the digital attack was reported by the BBC via a member of the Hogerhuis, the House of Lords. Chris Rennard wrote that urgent messages had to be sent to him by text message because the mail system could not be used because of a cyber attack.
British parliamentarians are reportedly informed Friday night about cyber attacks. They can not use their official mail accounts for the time being. According to a spokesman of the House of Commons, this is the result of the countermeasures taken to protect the computer network.