Eurofins Scientific: Cyber-attack leads to backlog of 20,000 forensic samples

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A cyber-attack on the UK’s biggest forensic services provider led to a backlog of 20,000 samples, the BBC has learned. Eurofins Scientific was targeted by a “highly-sophisticated” ransomware virus in June, which led British police to suspend work with the company. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is now clearing the backlog, which includes blood and DNA specimens.

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