Information for victims and witnesses of crime related to a recent ransomware attack affecting Eurofins Scientific

The National Crime Agency is investigating a recent criminal ransomware attack suffered by Eurofins Scientific, a forensic service company used by law enforcement agencies across the UK.

The National Cyber Security Centre is working closely with law enforcement partners to understand the full extent and impact of this incident.

Our priority is to limit harm to the UK and the public and minimise any impact on our criminal justice system.

Whilst investigations are still on-going, we have no reason to believe there is any impact on the underlying evidence that has been used in cases. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and or police will contact victims and the courts on a case-by-case basis should issues arise.

We appreciate that this may cause distress to you as a victim of or witness to crime. If you need to access support, or would like to speak to someone about how this is affecting you, the following national helplines and support are available to you:

Victims Support: 0808 168 9111

National Homicide Service: 0300 303 1984

Rape Crisis England and Wales: 0808 802 9999

The Survivors Trust: 0808 801 0818

Male Survivors Partnership: 0808 800 5005

Local support arrangements are also provided by Police and Crime Commissioners and further detail on local support available to you can be found at

Published 21 June 2019.