INC Ransom claims responsibility for attack on NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland says it managed to contain a ransomware group’s malware to a regional branch, preventing the spread of infection across the entire institution.

The INC Ransom group this week claimed responsibility for the assault on ‘NHS Scotland’, saying it stole 3TB worth of data while leaking a small number of sensitive files.

NHS Scotland is the national branch of the UK’s National Health Service and looks after the 14 Scottish regions, including NHS Dumfries and Galloway, which announced a serious cyberattack earlier this month.

“We are aware of some data published on the web that is linked to the recent cyber-attack on NHS Dumfries and Galloway,” a Scottish government spokesperson told The Register.

“This incident remains contained to NHS Dumfries and Galloway and there have been no further incidents across NHS Scotland as a whole.”

“Deryck Mitchelson, global chief information security officer at Check Point and former NHS Scotland CIO said:”Healthcare is the perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals.

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