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Report: Brexit referendum website 'maybe' attacked

The website allowing individuals to register to vote in the Brexit referendum last year might have crashed just before the deadline due to a cyber attack, a report from the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has found. "The crash had indications of being a DDOS (distributed denial of service) ‘attack’," the report said. The UK government had stated the crash was due to exceptional surges in demand.

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Coronavirus

EU targets vaccinating 70% of adults by summer

The European Commission has announced targets to accelerate the roll-out of vaccination, and the intention of "a common approach" on possible vaccine certificates. Both topics will be discussed by EU leaders on Thursday.

EU Parliament pressing for inquiry into Frontex

MEPs are drumming up support for an inquiry into the EU's controversial border and coast guard agency, Frontex. So far, the Greens, the left-wing GUE, and Renew Europe are on board - amid expectations the centre-left S&D will also join.

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