Government to help council targeted by cyberattack

It was recently announced that the UK government will be helping a council that has been targeted by cyberattacks.

Indeed, Redcar and Cleveland Council have been left without online services for weeks due to the ransomware attack. It will thus receive £3.68m from the government in order to assist in the cost of rebuilding its systems. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was also called to restore appointment bookings, planning documents, social care advice, and council housing complaints systems.

The council stated that no money or ransom was paid to the criminals.

Although the government had been criticised for not covering more of the cost, the council declared that the funding was extremely generous and would help restore its online systems. However, the council didn’t point out if any service has been severely affected as a result of the remaining cost.

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