Ransomware cyber attack information

Barry Salmon made this Freedom of Information request to Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Taunton and Somerset 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?

Many thanks,
Barry Salmon

FOI, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Salmon
 
Please find below the answers to your FOI request:
 
Do you have any end point or anti-virus software installed on your network
devices?  Yes
 
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
 
If Yes, how often have you experienced an attack in the last 12 months? 3
 
How much did the attacker demand as a ransom for each attack? Not known
 
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) Security  measures detected device, Device
Isolated and cleaned -  encrypted files deleted and restored.
 
Did you notify the police? N
 
 
 
 
Louise
 
Louise Coppin
Health Records and Information Governance Manager
 
Medical Records, Priorswood – 01823 320 452 (or ext 6452)
Information Governance, Musgrove – 01823 343 276 (or ext 3276)
 

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