Britain’s Royal Mail, which suffered a cyberattack last week that temporarily suspended sending parcels and letters abroad, claims its customers’ personal information was not compromised during the hack.
Royal Mail CEO Simon Thompson told the UK House of Commons on Tuesday that an inquiry found no data breach, although the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, which regulates data protection, has been informed of the incident.
“Should this situation change, we will of course inform customers and authorities immediately,” Thompson told the deputies. He added that the company was warned that discussing even minor or additional details regarding the incident could prejudice the investigation.
According to Thompson, news on this can be expected in the near future, hinting at the possibility of a resumption of international mail.
When Expectations Bloomberg, citing informed sources, is behind the cyber attack on the Royal Mail the hacker group LockBit, which uses a ransomware virus to block the operation of computer networks and demands a ransom to unlock them.