Ransomware Attack at Royal Mail Disrupts International Operations more than a Month

June 23, 2023


The LockBit ransomware operation has claimed the cyberattack on UK's leading mail delivery service Royal Mail that forced the company to halt its international shipping services due to "severe service disruption."

Royal Mail refused to pay an $80m (£67m) ransom sought by hackers linked to Russia after the “cyber incident”, which resulted in 11,500 Post Office branches across the UK being unable to handle international mail or parcels fro almost six weeks after the attack. The company has said it is losing £1m a day.

Incident Date

January 10, 2023

Estimated Cost

loss of 1M GBP/day - Operations disrupted > a month


Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source