Parliament cyber-attack ‘hit up to 90 users’

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Up to 90 email accounts were compromised during the cyber-attack on Parliament on Friday.

The House of Commons said that fewer than 1% of the 9,000 people who use its system were impacted by the hacking,

The hack prompted officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard.

Parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a “determined attack” on all user accounts “in an attempt to identify weak passwords”.