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Welsh city council hit by cyber attack

16 Sep 2022 1 minute read
Newport City Council has been targeted by a cyber attack. Picture: Pixabay.

Rhiannon James, Local Democracy Reporter

Newport City Council has been targeted by a cyber attack.

Council officers received an email on Thursday, September 15, notifying them of a ”major cyber incident”.

The email from the IT department said: “Please can I remind all staff not to click on any links from e-mails they are not expecting. Also being mindful not click on any links asking for any personal and login information.”

Officers were also told that engineers were meeting to discuss the incident.

A spokesperson for the council said: “Newport City Council can confirm there was a cyber incident affecting the authority yesterday. It was immediately contained, and the council is working with the relevant agencies.”

No further information was provided by the council.

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Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
1 year ago

No doubt as we move further into this recession it is likely that there will be more scams as people are tempted by offers of support or similar. There is also a new telephone scam doing the rounds voiced by an English woman claiming to be from your credit card issuer and raising two possible fraudulent charges to your account. It initially sounds quite convincing. One can tell it is a scam because the real automated security calls from my card issuer are robotic being made up of chunks of sentences as one would expect from an automated system. The… Read more »

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