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Freedom of Information Request

Freedom of Information request on cybersecurity

Received: 15 April 2021

I am writing to your district under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

1. Has your local authority been targeted by ransomware, a type of malware (malicious software) that cybercriminals use to hold people and organisations to ransom?

2. If your local authority has been hit by ransomware what were the demands of the cybercriminals and were you forced to pay monies?

3. Has or will your local authority take preventative measures to counter ransomware attacks, and if so, what?

Please could you provide the responses to the questions as soon as possible?

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (information exempt) - application/pdf - Download