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The British Conservative Party delays the start of its primary due to computer attack risk

Voting to choose its new leader within the Conservative Party has been delayed after the United Kingdom’s National Cyber ​​Security Center warned of the risk of cyber fraud, British newspaper reports. Wire,

More than 160,000 electronic voting ballots should have started reaching members tories They may not have even begun to be sent on Monday, which is why the Conservative Party has warned its militants that they may receive them in its mail on August 11 at the latest.

As the newspaper mentioned above learned, the decision was made following advice from the National Center for Cyber ​​Security, which is part of the Government Communications Intelligence Headquarters (GCHQ, for its abbreviation in English).

The unit warned a few days ago about the intentions of “notorious actors” who could alter the votes of dozens of party members, thus creating chaos in the democratic process.

On 5 September, it will be revealed who is the winner of the Conservative Party’s internal elections – who faces the current foreign minister, Liz Truss, and the former finance minister, Rishi Sunaki. the winner will lead tories And, therefore, would become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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