Camden reassures residents after global cyber attack
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Camden Council has reassured residents after hackers targeted software in a global attack.
Hackers hijacked websites across the world forcing computers to run software that creates cryptocurrency.
The council uses the Browsealoud accessiblility tool – which enables blind and partially sighted people to access information on its website – targeted by cyber criminals in Sunday’s attack.
The software was taken offline as soon as the company learnt of the scam.
A Camden spokesman said: “This was an issue within the Browsealoud software rather than a hack on the council website.
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“No customer data has been accessed or lost and the website continues to be secure,” he added.
The council confirmed it would remove links to Browsealoud from its site.
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Blind or partially sighted residents who need to access services or find information should call 0207 974 4444.
Texthelp, which produces the software, is investigating.