UK: One security incident affects more than half of East Devon Council, another affects home sales in Hackney

BBC reports:

Members of a Devon district council suffered a significant data breach when more than half had passwords made available online to other councillors.

Thirty-seven of 60 East Devon District Council members were affected by the breach at the start of November, a full council meeting has heard.

Swift action was taken to rectify the breach, with councillors resetting passwords, it was also told.

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In other council-related breach news,  a BBC reports reveals how a cyberattack on Hackney council in east London is affecting home purchases:

Hackney Council was attacked at the start of October, causing IT problems that have impacted services including the processing of land search requests.

One woman said she missed out on her home purchase because she lacked a land search, costing her £2,000 in fees.

The council said it hoped to offer a partial land search service soon.

Read more on BBC.

Years ago when I was criticizing all the council breaches in the news, I was told that council members were generally retired citizens and councils did not have a lot of support or technical savvy. They appear to be sitting ducks because they are involved in so many vital services to their communities.

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