‘Web hackers held my data hostage,’ says Wiltshire police commissioner

The revelation came as Wiltshire Police plans to this week shine a light on its digital investigations team. Angus Macpherson, who has acted as police and crime commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire since 2012, said: “I was actually subject to a ransomware attack on my personal computer two years ago. The criminals demanded money and effectively held some of my personal data and photographs hostage.”

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Swindon Advertiser