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Ransomware Disrupts Scottish Environment Protection Agency

January 15, 2021

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency says a ransomware attack last month continues to cause serious outages and warns that ransom-demanding attackers also stole some data.

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

The agency says it’s still responding to the ransomware attack, which continues to disrupt services, as attackers demand the organization pay a ransom in return for a key to unlock their systems as well as a promise to stop leaking stolen information online.

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