Gloucester City Council hit by a possible Ransomware Cyber Attack

Gloucester City Council of UK was reportedly hit by a cyber attack on December 20th,2021 disrupting all of its online services such as council tax support, Caravan site information, Licensing, Recycling, Health and Leisure Centers, Housing Administration, Elections and Electoral Registration, Public Conveniences, test and trace support, housing benefits including payments and loan repay.

Though there is no confirmed news that the attack was of a ransomware virus, sources report that the restoration of services might take a few weeks as the incident seems to be more complicated after preliminary investigations were concluded.

Council reported the issue to the National Crime Agency (NCA) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to launch a detailed inquiry that is underway.

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