Ransomware gang did steal residents’ confidential data, UK city council admits

April 4, 2024

Leicester City Council is finally admitting its “cyber incident” was carried out by a ransomware gang and that data was stolen, hours after the criminals forced its hand.

The attack began nearly a month ago on March 7 and since then, the council has continually refused to say whether ransomware was involved or if data was compromised.

That all changed yesterday when INC Ransom, which mentioned the council attack earlier in the week, hinting at its role in the incident, leaked a cache of documents that appeared to be sourced from council servers.

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