EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall warning over ransomware threat

By Dan Peters | 17 November 2020

Council chief executives have been warned there is an ‘urgent need’ to take steps to mitigate the threat of a ransomware attack on the sector.  

A letter from the Cabinet Office and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of intelligence agency GCHQ – said compromised data from the electoral register, revenue and benefit payments, vulnerable people and school admissions was at ‘significant risk’ and may not ever be recovered.

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