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.