Hackney Council has been made aware that data stolen in October’s cyberattack has been published by the organised criminals responsible for the attack.
The experts supporting the Council believe that this is a limited set of data, it has not been published on a widely available public forum, and is not visible through search engines on the Internet.
Council staff are working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, National Crime Agency, Information Commissioner’s Office, the Metropolitan Police and other experts to investigate what has been published and take immediate action where necessary.
At this stage, it appears that the vast majority of the sensitive or personal information held by the Council is unaffected, but the Council and its partners are reviewing the data carefully and will support any directly affected people.
Hackney’s Data Protection Officer is Nicholas Welburn, who can be reached on email@example.com