National Records of Scotland data breached in NHS ransomware attack

23/05/2024 | Infosecurity Magazine

National Records of Scotland (NRS) has reported that sensitive personal data it holds was accessed and disclosed following the ransomware attack on NHS Dumfries and Galloway. This data, which includes demographic and census records, was part of 3TB of data published on the dark web by cybercriminals on 6 May. The NRS identified a small number of cases where sensitive information was temporarily held on the network at the time of the attack. The agency has been in contact with less than 50 individuals whose information was accessed and may be at risk of harm.

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