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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
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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Central Enquiry Unit Email: email@example.com Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government St Andrew's House Regent Road Edinburgh EH1 3DG