Information Security Buzz News published an article reporting on the Labour Party data breach, which revealed information regarding the Party’s members and supporters.
Kingsley Hayes, Head of Data Breach, commented:
“We do know that the privacy violation only affects a third party’s systems and that the Labour Party’s own data and systems are unaffected. However, this is likely to be of little comfort to anyone whose personal data has been compromised. The fact that people have been put in this position in the first place is a serious failure.
We would warn people to be suspicious of any emails purporting to come from the Labour Party about this incident. Criminals often use the fear and distress caused by a breach to encourage people to click on phishing links and steal valuable personal information.”
Kingsley’s comments were published in Information Security Buzz News, 4 November 2021, and can be found here.