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Irish government 'monitoring situation carefully' after UK Parliament cyber attack

Yesterday the House of Commons said it had discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user email accounts.

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THE IRISH GOVERNMENT has said it is “monitoring the situation carefully” after email systems of the UK Houses of Parliament were hit by a cyber attack.

There were unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts, a spokesperson for the House of Commons said yesterday.

The Department of Communications told TheJournal.ie that there had been no reports of any instances of these attacks in Ireland but the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is “monitoring the situation carefully”.

“The NCSC has also been in contact with similar bodies in other EU countries, including the UK, and will continue to act as conduit for technical information around this issue,” a spokesperson said.

“Efforts will continue over the weekend and into next week to ensure that services across the public sector remain unaffected.”

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