Disruption Expected As Cyber Attack Hits NHS Dumfries & Galloway

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has been the target of a focused and ongoing cyber attack.


This prompted a swift response in line with our established protocols, working with partner agencies including Police Scotland, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Scottish Government.


There may be some disruption to services as a result of this situation.


During these incursions into our systems, there is a risk that hackers have been able to acquire a significant quantity of data.


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.


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.


In any of these situations, contact Police Scotland immediately by phoning 101.


A dedicated web-page has been established on the NHS Dumfries and Galloway website, available at this address: www.nhsdg.co.uk/cyberattack


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