Swedish Political Party Sites Hit by Hackers

Several websites of Swedish political parties were recently hacked and targeted by cyber attacks, according to a Swedish news wire.

On Aug. 23, a spokesman for the nationalist party Sweden Democrats said its website had crashed due to DDoS attacks. The party’s IT department was working on gathering as much information about the attack to file a police report, he said.

A few days later, the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League also experienced a cyber attack. The original content of the party website was replaced with internal emails, passwords and log-in information to several members. The website had to taken down for maintenance.

“It appears as if the [website] has been hacked,” press secretary Ingela Nilson told TT. “We will report it to the police and continue investigating the matter.”

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