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Royal Mail cyber attackers threaten to publish stolen data

The postal service is asking customers to avoid sending items abroad

Furvah Shah
Friday 13 January 2023 11:24 GMT
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‘We would like to sincerely apologise to impacted customers for any disruption this incident may be causing,’ said the Royal Mail (Rui Vieira/PA)
‘We would like to sincerely apologise to impacted customers for any disruption this incident may be causing,’ said the Royal Mail (Rui Vieira/PA) (PA Archive)

Cyber attackers who have targeted Royal Mail are threatening to publish stolen information online.

On Wednesday, the postal service warned customers of disruption due to a “cyber incident” affecting computer systems used to send items abroad.

The company reportedly received a ransom note appearing to be from LockBit, a hacker group thought to have close links to Russia.

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