Thursday, February 2, 2023

Christmas Grinch tries (and fails) to scupper Lincoln Christmas Market

Hackers attempted to hijack the official Christmas Market page on Facebook this week but the Lincoln City Council’s cyber team succeeded in outsmarting them.
Although the Facebook site was affected for a short period of time, during which the the hacker managed to change the page name to “Data Centre – Business Pages User” and was able to remove certain posts, the Council’s quick action soon had control of the page once again and managed to keep any confusion to a minimum.
Unruffled by the potential cyber threat, a post afterwards from the council the council read ” Well, that was an interesting few days! As you may or may not be aware, the Grinch stole our Facebook page for a short period of time.
“Don’t worry, we’ll be ensuring word gets back to Santa, and he will be off the nice list for some time!
“We would like to pass on our thanks to Karl McCartney MP for his kind help in this Christmas Chronicle.
“We have lots of exciting news to bring to you about this year’s Christmas Market so keep your eyes peeled on here for updates!”

The Lincoln Christmas Market is the 40th such event and takes place from 1st-4th December, 2022.

The traditional Christmas Market is enjoyed by many, an opportunity to enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around some 150 stalls, nestled within the medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral – a perfect backdrop for a Christmas Market.

Lincoln Christmas Market has developed dramatically since it began with just 11 stalls. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family.

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