East Lindsey District Council has warned residents of a new email scam promising a refund of Council Tax.
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 […]
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 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 […]
The fortnightly Spilsby Online newsletter has been improved. The newsletter, sent out automatically every fortnight details the latest news that has happened in the preceding fortnight as well as a list of some of the upcoming events from around the Spilsby area. The newsletter highlights community news submitted by the community for the community, as well as community events. The email is free to sign up to, and can be easily opted out of if […]