Lincolnshire Police is investigating into the attack to try and identify who would make such demands. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was aware of the attack.
Last year, a research by Clearswift revealed that UK businesses are the slowest to identify anomalies in their networks compared to other major markets.
UK firms estimate that it takes them an average of nine hours to identify unusual activity on their networks, compared to seven hours in the US, eight hours in Germany, and only five hours in Australia.
Last October, British telecom giant TalkTalk experienced a massive cyber attack, in which 4% of customers’ data was accessed in the breach.
The cyber-attack saw the personal details of 156,959 customers accessed, with 15,656 bank account numbers and sort codes stolen.
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