Closed for Essential System Maintenance

Saturday 27 November 2021

We are very sorry to announce that this LDWA web-site was subjected to a cyber attack yesterday, Friday 26 November. We took prompt action to protect this web-site by closing it so that we could investigate the impact and origins of the breach. In conjunction with our IT support company, our initial findings indicate that there is no evidence of data theft and that the attack was limited.

We fully appreciate that this will cause concern across the LDWA community and sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. We will update members again as soon as we can. We recommend that you should have different passwords for every web-site and that your devices are suitably protected with anti-virus and malware software. To ensure transparency and openness, we will be alerting and reporting the attack on the website to the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) in due course.

Unfortunately, these forms of attack are common, but our volunteers and IT support company have reacted promptly and we have secure back-ups of this web-site. It will take a little while to restore this web-site, but this will be done as soon as we can after doing some additional testing. We will also keep this web-site up-to-date with further information about the incident.