UK government site suffers security breach

Media reports the UK’s Government Digital Service (DGS) urged users of its data website to change login details ‘as a precautionary measure’ due to a security breach exposing names and email addresses of thousands for almost two years. Following the security beach, around 68,216 accounts signed before 20 June 2015 have been suspended until the users reset their passwords. A DGS spokeswoman ensured BBC reporter that the breach affected only accounts, and that individuals with separate accounts for other governments websites were not affected.