Cyber Criminals Publish Stolen Sepa Data

Information taken from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) in a “complex” digital assault has been wrongfully distributed on the web.

Around 1.2 GB of information, adding up to at any rate 4000 records, was taken in the ransomware assault on Christmas Eve.

The ecological controller affirmed that information taken by what was probably going to be global genuine and coordinated digital wrongdoing bunches has now been wrongfully distributed on the web.

The organization said need administrative, observing, flood determining and cautioning administrations were proceeding to adjust and work.


Sepa CEO Terry A’Hearn said: “We’ve been certain that we will not utilize public account to pay genuine and coordinated crooks aim on upsetting public administrations and coercing public assets.

“We have made our legitimate commitments and obligation of care on the delicate treatment of information a high need and, following Police Scotland guidance, are affirming that information taken has been wrongfully distributed on the web.

“We’re working rapidly with multi-office accomplices to recuperate and break down information at that point, as recognizable pieces of proof are affirmed, contact and backing influenced associations and people.”

The assault has left Sepa unfit to admittance to the vast majority of its frameworks, including its email framework.