UK: Full cost of 2020 cyber attack on SEPA still not known

In January 2021, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) disclosed it was in the throes of a  ransomware attack. In June 2021, SEPA revealed that it was building a new IT system from scratch and had not recovered all of its files.  Now, Andrew Picken of BBC reports:

Scotland’s environment watchdog has written off £2m worth of fees because of records lost in a cyber attack.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) had thousands of digital files stolen in the 2020 incident.

A new report by Audit Scotland said that, as a result, some public money had been written off but the full financial impact was still unknown.

Read more at BBC.

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