Yasmin Rufo reports:
The British Library has confirmed that a cyber attack in October has led to a leak of employee data.
The attack, which took place on 31 October, has also resulted in the library’s website being down for almost a month.
The Rhysida ransomware group claim to be behind the attack, and say they will auction off the stolen data.
The cyber gang say the price for data, that includes passport scans, has been set at 20 Bitcoin (£596,459).
The British Library, the UK’s largest library, posted on X, saying: “Following confirmation last week that this was a ransomware attack, we’re aware that some data has been leaked. This appears to be from our internal HR files.”
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