Lincolnshire County Council hit by £1m malware demand

January 29, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council’s computer systems have been closed for four days after being hit by computer “malware” demanding a £1m ransom. Ransomware encrypts data on infected machines and only unscrambles it if victims pay a fee. The authority said it was working with its computer security provider to apply a fix to its systems. People can only use pens and paper, we’ve gone back a few years.Judith Hetherington-SmithLincolnshire County Council Chief information officer Judith Hetherington-Smith […]