Reference 2016-451

REF:            2016-451

Subject:        Ransomware attacks

          

 

Request:

  1. Has Bolton Trust been a target of ransomware in the last 12 months?
  2. If Bolton Trust has been a victim of a ransomware attack on was it successful and did you pay the ransom? If so, which hospitals have these successful attacks happened at?
  3. Have any NHS hospitals in Bolton Trust paid a ransom to retrieve any stolen data? If so which ones and how much was paid in each instance?
  4. In the case that any hospitals in Bolton Trust were victims of ransomware, was all data recovered following the payment of a ransom, or by other means?
  5. If any NHS hospitals in Bolton Trust were victims of ransomware attacks, have any presiding police forces advised those hospitals to pay the ransom? If so, which police forces and which hospitals?

 

 

Response:

1. Has Bolton Trust been a target of ransomware in the last 12 months? No
2. If Bolton Trust has been a victim of a ransomware attack on was it successful and did you pay the ransom? If so, which hospitals have these successful attacks happened at? N/A
3. Have any NHS hospitals in Bolton Trust paid a ransom to retrieve any stolen data? If so which ones and how much was paid in each instance? N/A
4. In the case that any hospitals in Bolton Trust were victims of ransomware, was all data recovered following the payment of a ransom, or by other means? N/A
5. If any NHS hospitals in Bolton Trust were victims of ransomware attacks, have any presiding police forces advised those hospitals to pay the ransom? If so, which police forces and which hospitals? N/A