Source: The Guardian

CVS Group, a major UK veterinary chain, reported a potential personal data breach following a cyber-attack. Hackers gained unauthorized access to some of its IT systems, causing disruptions across its 500+ locations, mainly in Britain. The company faced operational issues and slowed systems even after restoring IT services post-attack. The UK’s veterinary industry, dominated by CVS and other major groups, is under scrutiny by regulators, particularly concerning potential overcharging.

CVS, listed on the London stock exchange, informed regulators about the breach’s risk to personal information. It’s unclear if the compromised data pertains to customers, staff, or suppliers. The company hired cybersecurity experts to investigate the breach’s nature and extent. This incident underscores the growing cybersecurity threats facing businesses and the importance of robust data protection measures.

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