It appears to have been state-sponsored.” MPs were told of the cyber attack on Friday night and said they were unable to access their emails the following morning.Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said such an attack could “absolutely” leave people open to blackmail.“That’s why so many attackers are after these things – once they compromise one account they can sell the password to be used to access others.” Official guidance from the NCSC states that hackers use software that automatically predicts minor variations to passwords, including the substitution of letters for numbers, warning not to worsen vulnerability by using the same password for accounts at work and home.The use of longer passwords including a mix of letters, symbols and numbers helps guard against brute force attacks.Register FREE today, search our database of over 50s members, and start your dating success here...Photo by: Sheila Sund Oxfordshire-Based Introductions Service Paul, 39, from Henley-on-Thames, has a young daughter from a previous relationship.An email sent to everyone using a parliamentary address said “unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyber attack” had been discovered.“Closer investigation by our team confirmed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in attempt to identify weak passwords,” said a message seen by the It said changes had been made to the system to prevent the attackers gaining access, shutting down access to emails and unspecified services via mobile phone, but access to systems on the Westminster state itself was unaffected.
Donald Trump has refuted findings by US intelligence agencies that the Kremlin helped his election campaign with attacks on Ms Clinton, claiming the Democratic National Campaign hack could have been carried out by Russia, China or “somebody sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds”.
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Hackers targeted Parliament’s email system in an attempt to access the accounts of hundreds of MPs, Lords, aides and staff.
Up to 90 accounts were said on Sunday to have been compromised, meaning less than 1 per cent of the system's users, as claimed suspicion had fallen on Russia and North Korea.