Britain Investigates After U.K. Lawmakers Hit by Possible Cyber Security Attack

“British Parliament on Saturday was investigating an apparent cyberattack that targeted lawmaker’s email accounts.

Cybersecurity officials were alerted to the hacking attempt and reportedly notified the lawmakers on Friday. As a safeguard, they immediately blocked Parliament members from remotely accessing emails outside of the secure network in Westminster.

A spokesman for the House of Commons confirmed to NBC News they were continuing to investigate the incident, which appeared to be over.

“Well, we know that there are regular attacks by hackers attempting to get passwords,” said International Trade Minister Liam Fox.”

Read more details here.

Author: Alex Holmes and Chelsea Bailey