The Labour Party has confirmed it has been hit by a cyberattack . The incident had resulted in a significant quantity of Party data being rendered inaccessible on its systems .
The Party released a statement : ‘ 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 ), National Cyber Security Centre ( NCSC ) and the Information Commissioner ’ s Office ( ICO ). Sources have confirmed this is a ransomware incident .’
Ransomware group , BlackMatter , has claimed that some of its key members are no longer ‘ available ’ and has reported a closure of its operations effective from November 5 .
In a statement attributed to the group and translated from Russian , posted on its online Ransomware-as-a-Service ( RaaS ) portal , it said : ‘ Due to certain unsolvable circumstances associated with pressure from the authorities ( part of the team is no longer available , after the latest news ) – the project is closed . After 48 hours , the entire infrastructure will be turned off .’ www . intelligentciso . com