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Scottish environmental agency still struggling after Christmas Eve ransomware attack

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Jan
2021
Scottish environmental agency still struggling after Christmas Eve ransomware attack

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has confirmed that it is continuing to respond to an ongoing ransomware attack that has encrypted files, disrupted systems and seen 1.2 GB of data stolen by cybercriminals.

SEPA says it was hit by ransomware at 00:01 on Christmas Eve, December 24 2020 – timing presumably chosen deliberately by the attackers in an attempt to take advantage of what would – within many organisations – be a time when there are fewer staff working.

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