Digital display boards hacked
Police are investigating after hackers left Berwick Town Council with a bill of Â£2,500.
The internet device that provides data to the digital information boards on Marygate and the entrance to the Castlegate car park was hacked into and used to access the web - running up the huge data bill.
A source revealed that the police investigation is on-going but the council is negotiating with suppliers to mitigate the losses as an alternative to legal action.
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The boards, purchased by Berwick Deserves Better for £30,000 with Portas funds, are under a three-year warranty.