Royal Mail service reinstated after cyber attack

February 22, 2023


Foreign mail services have been reinstated at UK post offices weeks after the Royal Mail was hit by a cyber attack.

The breach happened on 10 January and has caused a backlog leading to long delays for customers.

While it was possible to access the service online, it remained unavailable at post office branches throughout the UK.

A statement said: “International export services have now been reinstated to all destinations for purchase online and through our shipping solutions.”


After the ransomware attack, postal customers were instructed to stop sending parcels and mail overseas altogether.

Many small businesses which use the 11,000 post office branches complained of long delays that made sending goods abroad impossible.

The cyber-attack is believed to be the work of a ransomware group named Lockbit which has links to Russian criminality.

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