MPs and House of Lords peers have disclosed of how they were prevented access from their emails due to a "cyber security attack" on Parliament .

Government security chiefs revealed cyber hackers have targeted the Houses of Parliament , the Mirror Online reports.

MP, Ian Austin posted a Tweet saying: "There's something wrong with Parliamentary emails so if you did email me, can you send to instead plse? Apologies."

On Saturday (June 24), Liberal Democrat peer in the House of Lords, Chris Rennard said there had been a "cyber security attack".

Labour MP Mike Gapes also spoke out about being unable to respond to his emails, tweeting: "Due to security measures after a cyber attack on Parliament I am unable to access or reply to emails from constituents or others at present."

A spokesman for the Houses of Parliament said: "The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.

“We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre.

“We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking the necessary steps to protect our systems.”

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