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Leicester City Council Cyber-Attack: Attack Leaves Street Lights On

Council confirms that Hackers have disrupted street lighting around the city.

According to the BBC, “A cyber-attack on a city council has left a number of street lights lit day and night.”

You can read the full story here

The original cyber incident took place on March 7.

What has the council said?

A city council spokesperson said: “We are aware of a number of street lights that are staying on during the day.

“This is due to a technical issue connected to the recent cyber-attack, when we were forced to shut down our IT systems.”

You can read our previous story on the incident here

The council continues: “It means we are currently not able to remotely identify faults in the street lighting system.

“The default mode for faults is that the lights stay on to ensure that roads are not left completely unlit and become a safety concern.

“There are a number of steps required to resolve the problem, and we are working through these as quickly as we can.”

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