Was the Brexit referendum website hacked?



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Did hackers break into the Brexit voting site?

The House of Commons Public Administration Committee has said in its report that the voter registration site for Brexit might have been the victim of a DDoS attack, ie a surge of fake traffic which makes the site unable to cope with real demand. This is a common tactic used against websites to cripple them for a short time for political reasons. But that does not mean the server was hacked to change or create fake voter profiles.

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