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It would appear that Lincolnshire County Council has been hacked by a group who are demanding £1 million pounds before they will release the Council's data.

 

 

Full Story :- http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/28/lincolnshire_council/

 

The Council have said they hope to be back up and running this weekend.

 

It is interesting that the hackers believe the council can afford to pay this sum when they are closing services down all over citing lack of funds?

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Its not targeted though. Its likely to be an employee visiting nefarious sites, but the council wont admit that as it would mean a total review of their procedures. The way theyre doing it, they can simply blame the IT company.

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