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Cyber attack hits NHS Dumfries and Galloway


Mark Say Managing Editor

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway has said there is a risk that hackers have acquired “a significant quantity of data” in a cyber attack.

It published a statement on its website that, at the time of writing this story, indicating that the attack was ongoing and there could be disruption to its services.

The health board said it is already working with Police Scotland, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Scottish Government to mitigate the attack.

“Work is continuing together with cyber security agencies to investigate what data may have been accessed, but we have reason to believe that this could include patient-identifiable and staff-identifiable data,” it said.

“Breach of confidential data is an incredibly serious matter. We are encouraging everyone, staff and public, to be on their guard for any attempt to access their systems or approaches from anyone claiming to be in possession of data relating to them.”

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