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

Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Keith Taynton,
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: HC/0216/16
 
The following request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
was received by the Public Access office at Hampshire Constabulary:
 
'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.'
 
Your request will be considered in accordance with the legislation and you
will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days,
subject to the provisions of the Act.  In the unlikely event that
Hampshire Constabulary is unable to meet the 20 working day deadline. You
will be informed as soon as possible and given a revised time-scale for a
response.
 
To be accepted, any clarification(s) to your request must be submitted in
writing directly to the Public Access Team at Hampshire Constabulary. 
 
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enquiries concerning this matter, please write or contact the Public
Access Helpdesk on telephone number 01962 871541 quoting the reference
number above.
 
Kind regards,
 
Rose Gaunt | Public Access Assistant
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames
Valley Police
Telephone 02380 479 580 | Internal 4631755
Address Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, SO23 8ZD
 
 
 

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Hampshire Constabulary

Good afternoon,
 
In order to proceed with your FOI request please could you confirm whether
your request relates the number of crimes reported to Hampshire
Constabulary involving the use of ransomware or if you wish data relating
to the number of times Hampshire Constabulary systems or assets have been
infected with ransomware.
 
Once we have received clarification from you we will proceed with your
request.
 
Regards
 
Nuala Richman | Public Access Officer
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames
Valley Police
Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 4631759
Address Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD
 
Information Management Helpdesk:
Hampshire    [email address] / 02380
479580 (internal 4631754)
 
 

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data relating to the number of times Hampshire Constabulary systems or assets have been infected with ransomware.

Hampshire Constabulary

Thank you for the clarification, I will proceed with your request.

Regards

Nuala Richman | Public Access Officer
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley Police
Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 4631759
Address Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD

Information Management Helpdesk:
Hampshire [email address] / 02380 479580 (internal 4631754)

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Nuala Richman | Public Access Officer
Joint Information Management Unit | Hampshire Constabulary & Thames
Valley Police
Telephone 02380 479580 | Internal 4631759
Address Hampshire Constabulary, Mottisfont Court, Tower Street,
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZD
 
Information Management Helpdesk:
Hampshire    [email address] / 02380
479580 (internal 4631754)
 
 

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