UK: Police Federation Confirms Ransomware Breach

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has confirmed that it has suffered a ransomware attack, but has said that it was not specifically targetted and was likely to have been impacted as part of a wider campaign.

The ransomware attack has apparently only impacted computers at its headquarters in Surrey, and the PFEW said that it does believe that any data has been stolen.

The attack comes just after a ransomware attack this week crippled the huge Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro, forcing it to switch to ‘manual operations’.

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Source: Silicon UK