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21st October 2020 Issue no. 530
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Scottish Government hit by two ransomware cyber attacks
The Scottish Government has been hit by two separate "ransomware" cyber attacks in the past year, with hackers targeting official computers and seeking to extort money. The attempted attacks were of a similar type to the WannaCry virus which affected 47 NHS trusts in England and Wales and 11 NHS boards in Scotland in May.
The incidents were revealed by the Scottish Government following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request about the number of cyber attacks it had logged in the past three years.
"In common with other large organisations, the Scottish Government faces a continual and evolving threat of cyber attacks" Scottish Government spokesman.
2nd August 2017