GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat

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    Attacks by Russian hackers could threaten British democracy, GCHQ has warned politicians.

    The spy agency's computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times.

    US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election.


    National security threats
    In a letter to politicians, Ciaran Martin, chief executive of GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said: "You will be aware of the coverage of events in the United States, Germany and elsewhere reminding us of the potential for hostile action against the UK political system.

    "This is not just about the network security of political parties' own systems. Attacks against our democratic processes go beyond this and can include attacks on parliament, constituency offices, think tanks and pressure groups and individuals' email accounts."

    He said GCHQ would offer tailored seminars to help political parties understand the threats and reduce the risk of information being stolen."http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39248879

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