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 £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 […]

Lincolnshire County Council Hit By Serious Ransomware Attack

January 29, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council has been hit by a serious ransomware attack, according to internet tech website, The Register. Article by The Register: The Register has learned that Lincolnshire County Council has been hit by ransomware, leading it to turn off all of its networks’ computers yesterday. As reported yesterday, Lincolnshire County Council shut down all of its computers after an alleged 0-day attack began to spread throughout its systems. The Register has now learned that […]