Zetland FM Local News - 22nd February 2020
Computer systems and web-based services at a local council which was hit by a cyber-attack continue to remain offline;
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area;
...and a special memorial plaque is to be unveiled in a ceremony for a fallen Firefighter.
Computer systems and web-based services at a local council which was hit by a cyber-attack continue to remain offline.
Systems at Redcar and Cleveland Council have now been down for almost two weeks, amid fears it has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, where files are scrambled until a ransom is paid.
Council leader Mary Lanigan says that officers are concentrating on getting the council's critical services up and running, however it could be "more than a few weeks" before they are back to normal.
The council's systems went down following the cyber attack on February 8th.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team have been called into action in our area.
The team were contacted at midday on Thursday by Cleveland Police who requested their assistance in searching for a missing teenager.
Thankfully just as Team members were deploying the missing girl was found safe and well.
Twelve team members were involved in the incident for approximately 30 minutes.
A special memorial plaque is to be unveiled in a ceremony for a fallen Firefighter.
The Fire Brigades Union will be holding the unveiling ceremony in memory of Firefighter Ronald Dixon of Middlesbrough Fire Station.
Firefighter Dixon tragically lost his life in the line of duty on the 24th of February 1969, from injuries sustained whilst involved in Firefighting operations at a fire at Middlesbrough Laundry on Windermere Road in Middlesbrough.
The event will remember Ronald’s ultimate sacrifice whilst carrying out his duty as a Firefighter in protecting the public.