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Cyber attack disrupts CVS Group vet operations

Animal healthcare giant grapples with unauthorised IT systems access. A major cyber incident has struck CVS Group (LSE: CVSG), one of the UK’s largest veterinary companies, causing disruptions across its operations. The firm, which runs …

Animal healthcare giant grapples with unauthorised IT systems access.

A major cyber incident has struck CVS Group (LSE: CVSG), one of the UK’s largest veterinary companies, causing disruptions across its operations. The firm, which runs vet practices, disclosed that unauthorised elements gained external access to some of its IT systems.

Prompt action was taken, with affected systems temporarily shut down to contain the breach and prevent further unauthorised access. However, this has led to significant operational hurdles over the past week as enhanced security monitoring was implemented.

While most vet care has continued, some IT services remain hindered, impacting the efficiency of processes at CVS’s practices. Restoration efforts are underway but an “ongoing operational impact” is anticipated.

Reflecting the data breach risk, the Information Commissioner’s Office has been notified about potential “malicious access to personal information”. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain the incident’s scope and nature, though no perpetrator details were provided.

The CVS Group stock remained stable despite the cybersecurity incident, up 0.6% in Monday’s early trading.


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