UK: Hackers have access to bank details, signatures, addresses and national insurance numbers, Gloucester councillor reveals

Carmelo Garcia reports:

People in Gloucester have had their signatures, addresses, national insurance numbers, bank details and driving licences accessed by hackers, a councillor has revealed. Many local people’s lives were thrown into disarray in December when council services were disrupted by a major cyber attack.

House sales, benefit payments and planning applications were all delayed after hackers compromised Gloucester City Council’s IT systems. Malware, which is software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorised access to a computer, had made it onto their systems. This breach has been been linked to hackers operating out of the former Soviet Union.

Read more at Gloucestershire Live.

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