Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) publishes weekly cyber-attack service status update

  28 January 2021
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published the first in a series of weekly service status updates in response to the Christmas Eve cyber-attack which continues to significantly impact the agency’s internal systems and services.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) keeps Scottish business informed on service status following ransomware attack


• Weekly service status updates available at sepa.org.uk/servicestatus
• Agency has also set out overarching Approach to the delivery of services for the first half of 2021

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published the first in a series of weekly service status updates in response to the Christmas Eve cyber-attack which continues to significantly impact the agency’s internal systems and services.

In addition to updates on the attack, the agency has now issued the first in a series of weekly service status updates aimed at keeping Scottish businesses informed on its progress on service recovery.

The agency has also published its Approach to the delivery of services for the first half of 2021, outlining how the organisation will prioritise the protection of Scotland’s environment and the provision of priority services across the period in response to COVID-19, the post EU system, the climate and nature emergencies and the ongoing cyber-attack.

SEPA was clear it will not engage with likely international serious and organised criminals intent on disrupting public services and extorting public funds, and the matter is subject to a live criminal investigation.

Priority regulatory, monitoring, flood forecasting and warning services are continuing to adapt and operate.

Information of SEPA’s service status is available at sepa.org.uk/servicestatus

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