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 […]

Bourne rave attack leaves three police officers hurt

May 24, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Three Lincolnshire police officers have been injured, one seriously, after coming under attack at an illegal rave. The police were called to Twyford Woods, near Bourne, at about 23:00 BST on Saturday over reports of loud noise and anti-social behaviour. The force said officers then came under attack by missiles thrown by about 200 of the 1,000-strong crowd. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Four people have been arrested. A police dog was […]

Nightclub owner prosecuted for ignoring fire safety

May 6, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The owner of a former nightclub in Lincoln has been found guilty of putting the lives of staff and visitors at risk. The fire service visited Tokyo in Silver Street back in 2013 and discovered lives were being put in danger, under fire safety regulations. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is legally responsible for making sure the county is a safe place to live, work and visit. This includes making sure that premises have preventative and […]

Reminder To Tick, Tock, Test! This Sunday

March 19, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is reminding residents to give their smoke alarms a spring clean and check that it works as the clocks go forward, on 29 March. Last year over 200 people died in fires in the home and national statistics show people are at least four times more likely to die if there’s no working smoke alarm. As part of the national FireKills campaign, firefighters across the county are also encouraging people to […]

Lincolnshire Police funding cut by £3million

December 18, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police have voiced its disappointment at a further £3 million cut to its Government Force Grant. Chief Constable Neil Rhodes and Police and Crime Commissioner wrote to the Home Secretary Teresa May earlier this month voicing their concerns that any further cuts would have a serious impact on front line policing. Following today’s announcement a police spokesman said: “Today’s settlement will only further increase pressure on our already stretched budgets and will make it […]