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UK Electoral Commission Suffered ‘Complex’ Hack in 2021

UK Electoral Commission Suffered ‘Complex’ Hack in 2021

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The U.K. Electoral Commission suffered a “complex cyber-attack” in 2021, resulting in hackers accessing sensitive voter information.

In a statement released Tuesday, the commission said the agency had detected the hack in October 2022, almost one year after the attackers compromised its network in August 2021.

Shaun McNally, the Electoral Commission’s chief executive officer, said the attack had resulted in hackers accessing copies of electoral register files that the agency uses for research purposes. The files contained information such as names and details of individuals registered to vote between 2014 and 2022.

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