UK: Electoral Commission failed basic security test before hack

The Electoral Commission has confirmed it failed a basic cyber-security test around the same time hackers gained entry to the organisation. A whistleblower told the BBC that the Commission was given an automatic fail during a Cyber Essentials audit.

Last month the Commission revealed that “hostile actors” accessed its emails and potentially the data of 40 million voters. A spokeswoman said the Commission had still not passed the basic test.

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Source: BBC News