General Election 2019: Labour Party Hit By Second Cyber-Attack (Nov 12, 2019)
The Labour Party in the United Kingdom have reportedly been victim to an attempted Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. A Labour spokesperson claims the attack to be a “sophisticated” and “large-scale” attack on Labour’s digital platforms. The Labour party also claim the attack failed due to their robust security systems, with no data breach however data breach does not occur during a DDoS attack, as it is not accessing the system. While the Labour Party claim the attack to be sophisticated, DDoS attacks are not sophisticated and not usually large scale.
Recommendation: Users should be aware of the potential for a DDoS attack, as an attack can take their systems offline for extended periods of time. Mitigation technique can vary depending on the specifics of the attack. Furthermore, a business continuity plan should be in place in the unfortunate case that your company is the target of a significant DDoS attack.
Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) associated with this story can be viewed by ThreatStream users here to identify potential malicious activity.