News and Updates on Information Technology

Scotland – Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

Exploit: Hacking
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) – National Environmental Regulatory Authority 

Risk to Small Business: 2.107 = Severe

A hacking incident at SEPA has left some services offline but not severely impacted important data or functions. The Christamas Eve attack knocked communication into and across the organization offline, but core regulatory, monitoring, flood forecasting, and warning services continued unimpeded. The incident is under investigation, and complete restoration is anticipated quickly.

Individual Risk: No personal data was reported as exposed in this incident

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Cybersecurity incidents can come in all shapes and sizes, and may even only impact part of your business as cybercriminals refine their attacks to continue the trend of becoming more precise in the future.