Kent PPE Firm Hit with £800,000 Ransom

A gang demanded an £800,000 Bitcoin ransom in a cyber attack on a firm owned by Kent County Council and leaked its data on the dark web. Kent Commercial Services (KCS) delivers services and supplies to public authorities, including protective equipment during the Covid-19 crisis. No ransom was paid and no personal data relating to taxpayers was stolen, KCS said. The Information Commissioner said KCS had been given data protection advice. KCS chief executive John Burr said: “The timing of this attack is particularly malicious and challenging given the current Covid-19 pandemic.”

Source: BBC