Russia-Linked Ransomware Gang Claims Responsibility for Royal Mail Attack

Royal Mail data stolen in ransomware attack

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Royal Mail in the UK has reopened the following a cyber attack last month which has since been identified as Lockbit, a Russia-affiliated company ransomware gang. The gang have demanded a ransom for the data stolen on January 10 and have threatened to release it to the public if Royal Mail fails to do so. TechCrunch reported.

Royal Mail first confirmed the breach on January 12 and investigators are currently investigating the ransomware attack that affected its system that sends mail overseas, a Royal Mail spokesman said in a statement emailed to Gizmodo. Although they did not confirm that Lockbit was behind the attack, the spokesperson said they believe the “vast majority” of data obtained from the gang “consists of technical program files and administrative business data.”

According to the spokesman, the Information Commissioner’s Office was notified immediately upon learning of the ransomware attack and is currently working with law enforcement to resolve the issue.

in one Twitter post Last week Royal Mail announced that International Standard and International Economy services to buy postage online had resumed. “All evidence indicates that this data does not contain financial information or other sensitive customer information,” the spokesperson told Gizmodo, adding, “We acted quickly to isolate and contain the issue and we have no evidence of any impact on.” the rest of the Royal Mail network.”

Lockbit had previously denied its involvement in the ransomware attack on Royal Mail, but Silicon News reported that the gang has now accepted responsibility and set a deadline for releasing “all available data”, which was 3:42 a.m. UTC on Thursday should be published if the ransom is not paid, acc TechCrunch. The ransom amount has not yet been confirmed.

Royal Mail confirmed that the ransomware attack took place in a Twitter post last month and said there have been disruptions to its “international export services” and is temporarily unable to ship items to overseas destinations.

The Royal Mail published a public opinion on Tuesday that packages and letters are being successfully sent using various systems that were not affected by the ransomware attack.

The spokesperson told Gizmodo: “We continue to work closely with law enforcement, adding: “Royal Mail sincerely apologizes for any concerns this development may raise.” Russia-Linked Ransomware Gang Claims Responsibility for Royal Mail Attack

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