Remote access to email is currently limited following the discovery of an attack intended to disclose passwords. This also limits remote access to the intranet.
On June 24 a parliamentary spokesperson said:
“We have discovered unauthorised attempts to access accounts of parliamentary networks users and are investigating this ongoing incident, working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre.
Parliament has robust measures in place to protect all of our accounts and systems, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect and secure our network.
As a precaution we have temporarily restricted remote access to the network.
As a result, some Members of Parliament and staff cannot access their email accounts outside of Westminster.
IT services on the Parliamentary Estate are working normally.
We will continue to keep Members of both Houses of Parliament and the public updated as the situation develops.”