Cyber-attack on parliament leaves MPs unable to access emails

 

Earlier today news broke of a “sustained and determined” cyber attack on Parliament. Hackers attempted to gain access to Members of Parliament and their staffers’ email accounts. It is thought that the attack sought to gain access to accounts protected by weak passwords. The internal digital services team said they had made changes to accounts to block the hackers, which meant staff were unable to remotely access their emails.

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Ministers’ email addresses and passwords up for sale

 

You may already be aware of the news this morning that hackers are reportedly trading the email addresses and passwords belonging to thousands of British politicians, ambassadors and other top officials online. An investigation by The Times found two massive lists of stolen credentials were put up for sale or traded on Russian-speaking hacking sites, which included the log-in details of 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary staff, 7,000 police employees and over 1,000 Foreign Office officials.

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Hackers trading email and passwords from thousands of British politicians and officials

 

Earlier today, The Times reported that hackers are trading email addresses and passwords belonging to thousands of British politicians, ambassadors and other top officials online. The newspaper conducted an investigation, which found two massive lists of stolen credentials were put up for sale or traded on Russian-speaking hacking sites, which included the log-in details of 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary staff, 7,000 police employees and over 1,000 Foreign Office officials.

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Metal Shark reels in big Navy contract; VIDEO: Bipartisan legislation pushes for 355 ship Navy

Metal Shark reels in big Navy contract to build patrol boats
Metal Shark reels in big U.S. Navy contract
to build patrol boats
June 23, 2017 —Under a contract potentially worth up to $54 million, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by the U.S. Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for United States partner nations through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

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Royal Canadian Navy hosts X-Ship Industry Day

 

June 23, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), in partnership with the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), completed a two-day Experimental Ship (X-Ship) Industry Day held yesterday at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Carleton, a local Naval Reserve Division. The event played host to roughly 100 industry and Government representatives who came together to discuss areas in which the RCN has forecasted possible future challenges, and to invite industry to propose solutions based on new or emerging technologies or processes.

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Happy Independence Day

 

Celebrating the first anniversary of the referendum as we do today, we look back on twelve months in which everything happened, but our situation has barely changed. Yesterday set another marker in the slow slog to independence in the form of the Prime Minister’s “fair and serious offer” over residency rights, but the final outcome is no clearer. The result of the general election adding to the fog.

But this is a day to rejoice, not wallow, an occasion to lift a glass to last year’s great achievement and maybe purchase the paperback edition of the Bad Boys of Brexit, released today. There are 10,000 words of explosive new content to relish.

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