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Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party’s web services ahead of election

Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party’s web services ahead of election

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-election-labour-cyber/hackers-attempt-to-take-down-uk-labour-partys-web-services-ahead-of-election-idUSKBN1XM19I) reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot)
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    > LONDON – Hackers attacked Britain's opposition Labour Party for the second time in two days on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, flooding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election.

    > Britain's National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ signals intelligence agency, said the first attack was a distributed denial-of-service attack – a technique used by hackers to take down websites by overwhelming them with traffic.

    > "Because a cyber attack against a political party in an election is suspicious and something one is very worried about.”

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