The Labor Party has successfully defeated a cyberattack aimed at its digital platforms.
Labor said the attack had "failed" because of the party's "robust" security system and no data breach had occurred.
The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack floods a computer server with traffic to try to take it offline.
A Labor source reported that attacks were made on computers in Russia and Brazil, but Gordon Corera of the BBC was told that the attack was not tied to a state.
Our Security Correspondent stated that the attack was low-level ̵
1; not a large-scale and sophisticated attack – and the National Cybersecurity Center did not need to take action as it had been resolved. In the meantime, Labor has denied that this was the case of a data breach or a security flaw in their systems, after the Times reported that the party's website has revealed the names of online donors.
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DDoS Attacks Widespread masses of Internet traffic directed at a target to overwhelm computer servers and crash their software.
They are often executed through a network of hijacked computers and other Internet-enabled devices known as botnets.
The owners may not know that this is a device.
DDoS attacks are typically not considered hackers because they do not cause malware to enter a target's systems.
and are sometimes used as a distraction tactic to perform a more damaging attack under the radar.
Several companies offer DDoS attack defense services, which can be costly.
The BBC has confirmed that Labor Softwa is using The technology company Cloudflare has protected its systems.
The US-based company claims to have 15 times the network capacity of the largest DDoS attack ever seen by its customers.
Jessica Parker, the BBC's political correspondent, said "Labor Connects," a tool for activists to design and print materials, was disrupted and "closed for maintenance."
A message on Monday's website said there had been issues "due to high user traffic".