Hackney Council Data Breach
A report of a serious data breach at Hackney Council has been reported and is being described as a “serious cyber attack”.
This happened on Tuesday morning and is still affecting many of its services and IT systems.
The council is working with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Ministry of Housing to investigate and understand the impact of the incident.
The type of attack has not been identified and a spokesperson from the Information Commissioner’s Office confirmed it had received a report of a data breach as a result.
Mayor Philip Glanville said in a statement on the council’s website, which is still up and running, : “Our focus is on continuing to deliver essential frontline services, especially to our most vulnerable residents, and protecting data, while restoring affected services as soon as possible”.
Many of the councils services have been affected with added delays to those already stretched during the Covid Pandemic.