Cyber Attack on Labour Party UK leaks sensitive data

A sophisticated cyber attack launched on an IT firm serving UK’s Labour Party has reportedly leaked sensitive details related to members and supporters. Labor Party was informed about the incident on October 29th,2021 after which it review the situation and informed the media, National Crime Agency(NCA), National Cyber Security Centre(NCSC), and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

NCA has been asked by the parliament to launch a detailed investigation and has revealed after its preliminary inquiry that the Labour Party’s own IT infrastructure remained unaffected by the digital attack.

The name of the IT firm that was quenching the IT needs of the predecessor of the Labour Representation Committee has been withheld.

However, it’s official that an IT firm named Blackbaud a supplier of IT services to Labour Party Members was hacked by cyber criminals in August 2020 and details such as names, email addresses, contact numbers and annual donations made to the party were accessed by hackers through the attack.

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