Phishing email that knows your address

April 6, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A new type of phishing email that includes the recipient’s home address has been received by thousands of people, according to the BBC. Members of the BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours team were among those who received the scam emails, claiming they owed hundreds of pounds to UK firms. The firms involved have been inundated with phone calls from worried members of the public. One security expert warned clicking on the link would install […]

Lincolnshire County Council computer systems restored

February 1, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A council whose computer systems were closed down by a cyber attack has said its systems are back up and running. Lincolnshire County Council’s systems were shut down on Tuesday following the malware attack, which demanded a “ransom” payment that was not paid. The council’s chief information officer said IT staff had worked “24/7” across the weekend. Julie Hetherington-Smith said they were confident people’s personal data had not been compromised. “We’ve done a lot of […]

Lincolnshire County Council hit by suspected security incident

January 27, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council has suffered a suspected security breach on systems holding personal information such as medical records, addresses and bank details – reports the Lincolnite yesterday. Emails were at first not impacted by the breach but have now been affected according to reports claiming to be from inside the council. Council staff were ordered to close their computers and turn the power off. At this stage, it is unclear who is behind the incident. Judith […]

TalkTalk website hit by cyber-attack

October 22, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Police are investigating after a “significant and sustained cyber-attack” on the TalkTalk website, the UK company has confirmed. The phone and broadband provider, which has over 4 million customers in the UK, said credit card and bank details could have been accessed. The Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit is investigating the attack, which happened on Wednesday. It is the second time the company has been targeted by hackers this year. Tristia Harrison, TalkTalk’s managing director […]