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Ransomware Cleanup Costs Scottish Agency $1.1 Million

For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, so far the cleanup from a December 2020 attack has cost nearly 790,000 pounds ($1.1 million), according to figures obtained by the BBC under freedom of information laws. Of that amount, it reports that $635,000 was spent to stabilize the agency’s IT platform.

SEPA is the Scottish government’s principal environmental regulator. The nondepartmental public body – meaning it largely operates independently – has a staff of about 1,200.

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