Scottish Environment Protection Agency suffers successive cyber attacks

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THE Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has suffered a second hacking attack by cyber criminals, a new report reveals.

On Christmas Eve last year, around 1.2GB of data – amounting to at least 4,000 files – was stolen in the ransomware raid. But fresh evidence suggests hackers tried to sabotage recovery operations with a second attack.

An investigation by Police Scotland concluded it likely that an international serious organised crime group was responsible for the extortion attempt.

Read via The National Scot

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