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Police have suspended work with the UK's biggest private forensic company following a cyber-attack on the firm. The suspension has led to delays in forensic testing, which could impact on court cases. Eurofins Forensic Services carries out DNA testing, toxicology analysis, firearms testing and computer forensics for police forces across the UK. Its parent company, Eurofins, suffered a ransomware attack on 1 or 2 June, which is under criminal investigation. Ransomware is a computer virus that prevents users from accessing their system or personal files and demands ransom payment in order to unlock access. It is the latest in a series of major forensic science problems to hit police forces ... Full story

21 June