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S5W-09236: Anas Sarwar (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 19 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 16 May 2017 (Official Report, c. 4), for what reason it did not take pre-emptive action, similar to that taken in Wales, which might have prevented the recent cyber-attack affecting the NHS in Scotland.

Answered by: Shona Robison 1 June 2017

Many Boards were unaffected or had small numbers of devices affected. In February 2017 letter was issued asking Boards to confirm their approach to back-up procedures for an attack such as we experienced.