Warning To Public To Remain Highly Vigilant After NHS Data Stolen

EVERYONE across the region is being urged to remain on their guard following a criminal cyber attack on NHS Dumfries and Galloway – almost two weeks on from the publication of stolen data. 


NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Julie White said: “We all must remain highly vigilant in the wake of what was a targeted and sustained cyber attack, and we are aware there is a risk of publication of further data. 
“Everyone is advised to be alert for any attempts to access their data, or for approaches by anyone claiming to be in possession of either their personal data or NHS data – whether this approach comes by email, telephone, social media or some other means. 
“In all instances, people are advised to take down details about the approach and contact Police Scotland by phoning 101.” 
Mrs White added: “We are aware that the information held by the cyber criminals could include confidential, clinical patient information, and are advising people across our communities to be on their guard.
“We are also asking our staff to be aware of the range of data relating to individual staff members which is stored in different areas of our systems.
“Recognising that this is a live criminal matter, we continue to follow the very clear guidance being provided to us by national law enforcement agencies.”


Information is being regularly updated on the website www.nhsdg.co.uk/cyberattack.


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