This article in Digit News explores the ongoing impacts, disruptions and potential costs of the suspected cyber ransomware attack on the Scottish Western Isles Local Authority. The recovery process involved cooperation with Police Scotland, the Cyber and Fraud Centre – Scotland, the National Cyber Security Council, and the Scottish Government. Full recovery costs are estimated at around £0.5m. The local authority has taken several steps post-incident to increase system security, emphasising the importance of cyber-security education for resilience.



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