Three local authorities in Kent experience cyber incident

26/01/2024 | TechCrunch

Three local councils in Kent have taken some public-facing systems offline due to a cybersecurity issue. Canterbury, Dover, and Thanet local authorities are jointly investigating an unspecified cyber incident, which has disrupted council tax payments and online forms. Questions remain about whether any personal data was accessed. 

In an update on Friday, TechCrunch reports that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been notified of the breach by the three councils. In a statement seen by TechCrunch, an ICO spokesperson said: "We have received breach report forms from three Kent Councils who form a three-way partnering service: Thanet District Council, Dover District Council and Canterbury County Council, and will be making enquiries." 

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