Royal Mail cyber attack carried out by Russian-linked ransomware gang

A ransomware gang linked to Russia carried out the Royal Mail cyber attack that suspended international postal deliveries.

It is understood that Royal Mail’s investigation found the gang, named Lockbit, infected machines that print customs labels for parcels being sent overseas. The attack has left more than half a million parcels and letters stuck in limbo.

Lockbit’s signature ransomware, known as Lockbit Black, scrambles computer files and demands payment in cryptocurrencies that are hard to trace in exchange for unscrambling them.

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Source: Sky News