(Reuters) — A cyber incident that disrupted Royal Mail’s international export services was caused by Lockbit, a ransomware group that some cybersecurity experts say has members in Russia, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported.
Royal Mail, one of the world’s largest postal and parcel companies, was still unable to send items to overseas destinations as of Thursday, according to an update on its website after the incident, which it reported on Wednesday.
Royal Mail, which declined to comment on the Telegraph report, previously said it had engaged external experts and notified security authorities as it investigates the incident.
Britain’s Information Commissioner̵7;s Office said it would make inquiries, while the National Cyber Security Center said it was working with the company and the National Crime Agency to “fully understand the impact.”
Lockbit, which some cybersecurity experts say has members in Russia, also claimed to have attacked a French cosmetics company called Nuxe, Le Parisien newspaper reported Thursday.