Ransomware gangs hit UK hard: education sector and NHS among the victims. Royal Mail faces largest ransom demand ever. Learn more in our latest article. #ransomware #cybersecurity #UK
The UK was a prime target for ransomware gangs between April 2022 and March 2023, with the country being the second most attacked in the world during this period. The Royal Mail was hit with an $80 million ransom demand, which is the largest known demand ever. The education sector was hit particularly hard, and the UK was a target for Vice Society, which focuses on attacking educational institutions. In August 2022, a ransomware attack on IT supplier Advanced caused widespread outages across the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), affecting various services, including patient referrals, ambulance dispatch, out-of-hours appointment bookings, mental health services, and emergency prescriptions.