Jan 12, 2023

Royal Mail hit by Russia-linked ransomware attack

Severe disruption to Royal Mail's overseas deliveries has been caused by a Russia-linked ransomware attack, the BBC has been told. The attack has affected the computer systems Royal Mail uses to despatch deliveries abroad. Royal Mail has been warning customers since Wednesday of disruption due to a "Cyber-incident". A Royal Mail spokesman declined to comment on whether the attack was ransomware, but repeated warnings to customers that there is no end in sight to delivery disruption. The back office system that has been affected is used by Royal Mail to prepare mail for despatch abroad, and to track and trace overseas items. Royal Mail has faced a number of hurdles in recent months including delivery delays as postal workers strike over pay and conditions.

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