Cyberattack on UK political party ‘only a matter of time’

Although the fragmented nature of British campaigns makes them safer, phishing is still a serious threat, says US security expert

A British political party will be the victim of a hack similar to those suffered by the Clinton and Macron presidential campaigns, a leading security researcher has warned.

James Norton, a former official at the US Department of Homeland Security and head of the security consultancy Play-Action Strategies, said: “It wouldn’t surprise me if there’s already been some emails stolen … it would surprise me if it didn’t happen.”

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