Hackney Council stolen data published on dark web forum

The criminals are piling on the pressure on the Council…:

Cyber criminals who launched a ransomware attack on Hackney Borough Council in October have published on a dark web forum what they claim to be documents from the council.

Operators of Pysa (or Mespinoza) ransomware said they were behind the cyber attack which disrupted the Council’s online services and left many of its systems inoperable four months ago.

In a statement on its website, the Council said that only a ‘limited set’ of data has been released which is easily findable. It added that the vast majority of the sensitive or personal data it held remained unaffected during the attack.