A Cumbrian council has said it will “never know” whether it was the target of a cyber attack because it is host to the Sellafield nuclear waste plant.
Copeland Borough Council has revealed that an attack on its systems in August 2017 has cost it about £2m. The hack locked staff out of a number of council services, including payroll, planning and environmental health.
Copeland, Islington and Salisbury councils were all targeted in the Bank Holiday cyber attack, in which hackers demanded a bitcoin ransom to regain access to encrypted files. No sensitive data was taken.
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