UK: Tiverton town hall has two years’ worth of documents deleted by virus that demanded £3,000 ransom

Joseph Curtis reports:

A town clerk mistakenly opened a virus loaded email and wiped out every council document in the system since 2015.

John Vanderwolfe, of Tiverton Town Council in Devon, said it was ‘the worst thing that’s happened in his 12 years in the role’, and added the blunder ‘is a lesson to us all.’

The virus infected the town hall IT system this week when an email arrived in the its main inbox claiming to be from a parcel delivery firm.

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  1. xmris - February 3, 2017

    Do they know what the word ‘backup’ means?

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