Ransomware cyber attack information

Barry Salmon made this Freedom of Information request to Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys 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

Oliver Donna (TEES, ESK AND WEAR VALLEYS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Barry

 

Further to your FOI dated 4 July, I can provide you with the following
information:

 

Do you have any end point or anti-virus software installed on your network
devices?  Yes – Sophos Endpoint Protection

 

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/No

 

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?

 

 

I hope you find this information useful.

 

With kind regards

 

Donna

 

Donna Oliver

Deputy Trust Secretary (Corporate Services)

Trust Secretary’s Department

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Telephone: 01325 552188

 

 

 

 

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