Reports - Lincolnshire County Council’s IT systems attacked by ‘ransomware’

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Lincolnshire County Council’s IT systems are down for a fourth day following a malicious software attack, amid reports that the attack has blocked the council’s access to their own data stores while demanding £1 million.

The council’s IT team are continuing to work towards a solution to fix the problem, which began on Tuesday (January 26).

The malware attack is the first time that the county council’s IT systems have been successfully breached.

As reported previously, a council spokesperson said there is “no evidence” that data has been accessed.

The Lincolnite reported that the malware was ‘ransomware’ this morning (January 29), quoting a council spokesperson.

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