UK: ‘Human error’ let criminals hack SEPA’s systems with £42m unaccounted for

David Bol reports:

Scotland’s auditor general has revealed that a huge cyber attack on the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) was carried out after “human error” allowed criminals to access systems.

Sepa suffered a huge ransomware attack on Christmas Eve in 2020 which led to around 1.2GB of data, amounting to at least 4,000 files, being stolen.

In this case, the “human error” was an employee clicking on a phishing link.

Read more at The Herald Scotland.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.