Digital display boards hacked

Police are investigating after hackers left Berwick Town Council with a bill of £2,500.

Thursday, 1st February 2018, 10:11 am
An electronic information board in Berwick.

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.

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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.

The boards, purchased by Berwick Deserves Better for £30,000 with Portas funds, are under a three-year warranty.