KCS a firm that provides services and supplies to the authorities was hacked by the gang encrypting firm’s systems and data.

Kent Commercial Services (KCS) said that no ransom was paid and the gang could not hijack any personal data. KCS had been provided with data protection advice, as per the Information Commissioner.

KCS chief executive John Burr said: “The timing of this attack is particularly malicious and challenging given the current Covid-19 pandemic.”

The gang has released some of the data on the dark web contained corporate and business-related information of KCS based in Aylesford. The company has taken nearly a month to restore its systems online and still they are not fully operational which will take them at least two more weeks.