Scottish Government cyber security breaches: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00885
Date received: 21 March 2018
Date responded: 3 April 2018

Information requested

Details of any reports of cyber-security breaches in the Scottish Government within the last 12 months. We subsequently asked for clarification on the term 'cyber-security breach'; you clarified that this referred to the following categories:

  • Loss of data as a result of a successful cyber attack
  • Successful cyber attack on an SG system
  • Malware, virus, Trojan, etc infection

1. The core Scottish Government has not lost any information as a result of a cyber attack in the last 12 months.

2. There have been no successful cyber attacks on core Scottish Government systems in the last 12 months.

3. There have been no reported virus outbreaks or instances of malware or Trojans on core Scottish Government systems in the last 12 months.

NB 'core Scottish Government' refers to all Scottish Government Directorates and does not cover Executive Agencies, Executive Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Non-Ministerial Departments or other associated bodies.

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