Data Breach Hits UK Labour Party

The Labour Party is a British political party that has been defined as a coalition of social democrats, democratic socialists, and trade unionists. The Labour Party is located on the political spectrum’s center-left.

Since 1922, Labour has been either the ruling party or the Official Opposition in all general elections.

The Labour Party is now the Official Opposition in the United Kingdom’s Parliament, having gained the second-largest number of seats in the 2019 general election.

What Happened?

The United Kingdom Labour Party told members that some of their information had been compromised in a data breach caused by a ransomware assault on a provider that managed the party’s data.

After contacting appropriate authorities about the incident, the data breach was revealed through a data breach notification published on the party’s website.

On 29 October 2021, we were informed of the cyber incident by the third party. The third party told us that the incident had resulted in a significant quantity of Party data being rendered inaccessible on their systems. As soon as the Party was notified of these matters, we engaged third-party experts and the incident was immediately reported to the relevant authorities, including the National Crime Agency (NCA),

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