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NHS data stolen in cyber attack published on dark web

A ransomware group has carried out its threat to NHS Dumfries and Galloway and released a "large volume" of patients' data on the dark web.

A small amount of details were released in March as "proof" that the cyber criminals had accessed confidential information, with a warning that more would be published if a payment was not made to stop it.

The new chief executive of NHS Dumfries and Galloway health board, Julie White, called the release an "utterly abhorrent criminal act".

She said work was now beginning to with other national agencies including the Scottish government, police and National Cyber Security Centre to assess what has been published.

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Source: BBC News, 7 May 2024


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