Ransomware cyber attack information

Sarah Daniels made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Wirral Community NHS Trust,

Do you have any end point or anti-virus software installed on your network devices?

Has your organisation ever been the victim of a ransomware attack which meant that an external hacker encrypted a PC or device or network within your organisation and demanded payment in order to decrypt the device? Y/N

If Yes

How often have you experienced an attack in the last 12 months?

How much did the attacker demand as a ransom for each attack?

How did you respond:
a) We paid the ransom
b) Threw away the device
c) Used decrypter or other technology to regain the use of the encrypted device
c) Other (Please describe)

Did you notify the police? Y/N

If yes

What was their advice?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Daniels

Dear Sarah

Thank you for your FOI request a response will be with you shortly.

Kind Regards

Cathy Gallagher
Senior Assistant to Sandra Christie, Director of Nursing & Performance

T: 0151 514 2888 (ext. 1018)

Wirral Community NHS Trust, Executive Office,
1st Floor, Wing 5, St Catherine’s Health Centre,
Derby Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH42 0LQ

Please be aware my email address has changed to [email address]


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