Leicester Council confirms March cyberattack, investigating data loss

04/04/2024 | The Register

Leicester City Council (LCC) has confirmed that it suffered a cyberattack last month, which resulted in some of the data on its IT systems being stolen. The council has been working on recovering from it ever since. 

In a statement, Richard Sword, LCC Strategic Director of City Developments and Neighbourhoods, said a small number of documents held on the council's servers had been published by the ransomware group, INC Ransom. The news comes after The Register revealed INC Ransom had claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday. Currently, around 25 confidential documents, including rent statements, applications to purchase council housing and identification documents such as passport information, have been published online. LCC is working with the cyber crime team at Leicestershire Police and the National Cyber Security Centre to investigate further.

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