Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Scottish Parliament hit by ongoing ‘brute force’ cyber attack – officials

Latest news

    View the original article:

    The Scottish Parliament is being subjected to a sustained “brute force” cyber attack, according to officials.

    There’s no evidence the attack has breached the parliament’s defenses, Reuters reports, citing officials.

    Read more

    Hackers behind UK Parliament cyberattack not state-backed

    The attack involves hackers attempting to systematically crack politician’s passwords, STV News reports.

    READ MORE: Westminster says cyber attacks targeted Houses of Parliament

    In an email the Scottish Parliament Chief Executive Sir Paul Grice told MSPs that the systems remain under threat.

    “At this point there is no evidence to suggest that the attack has breached our defenses and our IT systems continue to be fully operational,” he said, but warned: “Users should be aware, however, that this attack remains ongoing.”

    Grice added that it’s “not uncommon for brute-force attacks to be sustained over a period of days.”

    A spokesperson for the the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre said: “The NCSC is aware of a cyber incident involving the Scottish Parliament and has been working with their digital security team.”


    In the same category are

    Ukrainian radicals storm Russian cultural center in Kiev, burn Russian flag (PHOTOS) Ukrainian right-wing extremists have burst into the building of the Russian international cultural agency in Kiev. The radicals burnt a Russian flag a...
    ‘Special interests block reform to give fathers more rights’ – National Parents Organization to RT The founder of the National Parents Organization has told RT that special interests in the law industry are blocking reforms that would give fathers m...
    ‘We call BS’: Large protest demands gun control after Florida school shooting (PHOTOS) A large and emotionally charged crowd gathered outside a Florida federal courthouse, demanding that politicians take action to restrict guns in the wa...
    Baikal babushka: Siberian granny skates to work across world’s deepest lake (VIDEO) Next time you complain about your morning commute, think of this 76-year-old Siberian woman who skates across the world’s deepest lake, wearing a pair...
    Small plane crashes into house in Venezuela, killing 1 (PHOTOS) At least one person is reported to have been killed in a plane crash in the city of Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela. Photos on social media show a burning a...
    Russian men’s hockey squad trounces US 4-0 in Pyeongchang The Russian men’s hockey team, which is competing under a neutral flag at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, delivered a crushing 4-0 defeat to Team ...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *