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FOI 0415 2019/20 Ransomware Attacks

Freedom of Information Request: 0415 2019/20

1.In the last 5 years, how many times has your trust/hospital suffered from a ransomware attack? Please provide specific dates (months/years) if possible.1 x May 2018

1 x July 2019

2.How much downtime did this cause (in hours)?

Our defence software detected and stopped the spread of the ransomware

3.Did you pay the ransom? If so, how much was the ransom?


4.What was the total cost of the incident to your hospital/trust?

Not Applicable





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