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After a hacking notice, the next UK prime minister election was postponed

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After a hacking notice, the next UK prime minister election was postponed

The GCHQ spy agency issued a warning that cyber hackers could alter people’s ballots, according to a Tuesday story in The Telegraph. As a result, the vote by Conservative Party members in Britain to choose the next prime minister has been postponed.

No explicit threat from a hostile state existed, and the advice given was more broad and focused on the voting process’ weaknesses, according to the study.

Members of the Conservative Party, who will choose the new prime minister on September 5 following weeks of voting, are polling favourably for Truss.

“Defending UK democratic and electoral processes is a priority for the NCSC and we work closely with all Parliamentary political parties, local authorities and MPs to provide cyber security guidance and support,” an NCSC spokesperson told Reuters.

To find and neutralise threats to Britain, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) compiles communications from all over the world. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a division of GCHQ, claimed to have advised the Conservative Party through a spokeswoman.

According to the Telegraph, the Conservative Party was compelled to drop plans to permit members to change their votes for the next leader after the election as a result of the worries.

According to the article, postal ballots have not yet been sent to the approximately 160,000 party members who have been informed they may not arrive until August 11. According to The Telegraph, the ballots were initially scheduled to start arriving on Monday.

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