London (June 25, 2017)The British parliament computer system on Saturday hit by cyberattack affecting e-mail access.
British House of Parliament spokesperson said in a statement, “We have discovered unauthorised attempts to access accounts of parliamentary networks users and are investigating this ongoing incident, working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre.”
“Parliament has robust measures in place to protect all of our accounts and systems, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect and secure our network,” he added
As a precaution, Parliament temporarily restricted remote access to its network, the spokesperson said. Indeed, some members of Parliament said on social media that they were having trouble accessing their emails remotely.
If you try and contact me by my parliamentary e-mail address then l will not be able to respond currently, this is due to a cyber attack
— Angela Rayner MP (@AngelaRayner) June 24, 2017