Following a breach in December, Gloucester City Council has set aside $380k to recover from the incident.
The local authority admitted at the time of the attack that it could take up to 6 months fix as servers would need rebuilding.
Councillors have admitted, however, that the sum may not be enough to handle the fall out of the incident.
One Conservative councillor reportedly claimed that as the situation develops and implications of cost are better understood, “sources of funding will then need to be identified.”
Liberal Democrat councillor Declan Wilson had asked a cabinet meeting whether £380,000 would be enough, referring to other cyber incidents that have impacted UK local government bodies.
“Are you confident this reserve is sufficient, and the city council is not being exposed to the risk of having to deal with costs it can’t afford?” he said, according to the BBC-funded Local Democracy Reporting Service.