Cyber attack alert

A supplier of health and care products to Buckinghamshire Council has suffered a cyber attack that has resulted in data being breached.

The council is working with NRS Healthcare to understand the extent of the breach and will contact its affected clients directly if their information has been taken.

The council has also informed the Information Commissioners Office and will work with it on any further necessary steps to take.

In a statement, the council said: ‘We are asking everyone to be extra-cautious when opening emails and not to click on any links or documents unless they are sure they are genuine.

‘People should also be extra vigilant about text messages, phone calls and home visits from people, especially those they are not expecting.’