>> Britain's Parliament has been hit by a cyber-attack. Preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not on site in Westminster. That, according to reports from politicians and the media. The Telegraph Newspaper says lawmakers were alerted to the hack on Friday. They were unable to access their email accounts on Saturday.
>> Well, we know that there are regular attacks by hackers attempting to get passwords. We've seen reports in the last few days, of even Cabinet Ministers' passwords being for sale online. So, it's not at all surprising that there should be an attempt to hack in to Parliamentary emails.
And it's a warning to everybody whether they're in Parliament or elsewhere. That they need to do everything possible to maintain their own cyber security, including having complex, and therefore, safer code words.>> Liberal Democrat Chris Rennard said on Twitter, cyber security attack on Westminster. Parliamentary emails may not work remotely, text urgent messages.
A House of Commons spokeswoman quoted by the BBC said the block wasn't the result of the cyber-attack itself. But due to steps being taken to manage the issue. And said parliamentary authorities had discovered unauthorized attempts to access user accounts. She confirmed their liaising with the National Cyber Security Center.
Britain's National Health Service was hit by a massive ransom ware attack in May. Which crippled the computer system and forced some hospitals to turn away patients.