Eurofins Scientific, one of UK's biggest provider of forensic services, dealing with around 70,000 cases a year, has allegedly paid a ransom to criminals after a major cyber-attack

Their IT systems were infected with a ransomware computer virus, causing them extremely major disruptions, as they were unable to access their data. This has caused a massive back-log of Police cases with the global testing company.

Eurofins have stated that this was a ‘highly sophisticated’ attack. They have not officially disclosed how much the ransom demand was, or whether they have paid it.

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