Number of cryptoware attacks

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Please state how many times software files have been encrypted by "cryptoware" or ransomware that infects a machine and encrypts files.

State how many times you have paid ransoms to unencrypt the files

State the total cost of these ransoms, if any

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Dear Mr Taynton,

Please see attached response to your recent FOI request.


Andy Woodgate
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Performance and Risk Directorate

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