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Transport Scotland - Ransomware-type IT attacks on computer systems: FOI release

Published: 2 Aug 2019

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

Published:
2 Aug 2019
Transport Scotland - Ransomware-type IT attacks on computer systems: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01708
Date received: 15 Jul 2019
Date responded: 18 Aug 2019
Information requested

You asked for:

To request information on instances of ransomware-type IT attacks on computer systems, namely:

a) To request how many such attacks have been experienced in each of the last three years.
b) To request how many occasions have resulted in payments being made (eg ransom payments).
c) To request details on how much has been paid in each case where a payment was made.

Response

The answer to your questions is below:

a) There have been no ransomware attacks in each of the last three years.
b) Nil
c) Nil

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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