North-East councils facing increased threat of ransomware attacks from cyber criminals

Councils are coming under increasing attack from ransomware thieves.
Councils are coming under increasing attack from ransomware thieves.

Local authorities in our area are under increasing attack from online thieves attempting to steal their vast databases of personal information about the public.

With councils usually among the largest employers in their towns or cities, they are seen as a lucrative target for cyber criminals aiming to either raid accounts or to illegally sell on data.