Ransomware cyber attack information

Barry Salmon made this Freedom of Information request to South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation 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,

Barry S

Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

Dear Sir,

On reviewing your request I have to inform you that I am unable to progress your request as it is not a valid freedom of Information request. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires that an applicant supplies a name and address; in this respect an email address will suffice , however you have not supplied a surname.
Should you wish the trust to answer your request please re-submit with a valid surname.

Yours sincerely

Claire Roberts

Freedom of Information

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Dear Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

My full name is Barry Salmon

Yours sincerely,

Barry Salmon

Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

Dear Mr Salmon

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 which was dated the 1 July 2016 and further
information  received by the Trust on the 4 July 2016.

 

Your request will be processed within a maximum of twenty working days
from when we received your request unless otherwise informed.

 

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unclear exactly what it is you have requested.

 

If you need to contact me further regarding this request it would be
helpful if the reference number above could be quoted in any future
communications. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Claire Roberts

Freedom of Information

 

 

Freedom of Information (RTR) South Tees NHS Trust,

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Dear Mr Salmon

 

Request for Information – Ref 3822

With reference to your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 please find attached a response on behalf of South
Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

 

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provided or you feel we have dealt with your request unfairly, you have a
right to complain.  Please send your complaint by email to
[1][email address] or by post to: The Information Governance
Manager, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The James Cook
University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW 

 

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complain under Section 50  of the Freedom of Information Act is available
from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AFand on The Information Commissioner’s website
[2]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

 

 

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Governance using the email address above .

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Emma Taylor

Information Governance & Legal Services Advisor

 

Freedom of Information

Information Governance Department

 

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tel:  01642 855477 Ex55477

 

 

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