A cyber-crime group has posted documents on the dark web which it claims it obtained during a ransomware attack on Hackney Council in October 2020. The documents allegedly contain personal details of council staff and residents, although the council has confirmed that the "vast majority" of sensitive or personal information it holds remains unaffected.

Council officials are working with the UK National Cyber Security Centre and National Crime Agency to investigate the hack, and are also working with other partners to assess the data and take any necessary actions, including informing affected individuals.