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Lincolnshire County Council hit by £1m malware demand

Lincolnshire County Council's computer systems have been closed for four days after being hit by computer malware demanding a £1m ransom.

Ransomware encrypts data on infected machines and unscrambles it only if victims pay a fee.

The council said it was working with its computer security provider to apply a fix to its systems.

Phillip Norton reports.

  • 30 Jan 2016
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