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NHS Dumfries and Galloway issues apology due to cyber-attack ‘anxiety’

An apology was issued to patients and staff

The NHS Trust was targeted by cybercriminals in February and according to the BBC, “it (NHS Dumfries and Galloway) was aware that a “very large amount” of patient and staff-identifiable data had been accessed.

Has any contact been made?

It has confirmed that it has been contacted by “a small number of people with concerns about emails or approaches but none have been linked to the cyber attack.”

You can read the full story by the BBC here

In a statement, NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: “No operations or appointments are identified as having been cancelled or postponed as a direct consequence of this cyber attack.

“The impact was primarily on staff, as our response required some changes to their ways of working and accessing systems.”

You can read our previous story here

NHS Dumfries and Galloway confirmed that there has been little disruption in its services for the public. The trust is aware of the criticism it has faced.

The statement continues: “We are aware of expectations around transparency but would highlight once again that this remains a live and very serious criminal matter.”

 

 

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