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Rhysida ransomware gang claims British Library cyberattack
2023-11-20 15:44

The Rhysida ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on the British Library in October, which has caused a major ongoing IT outage.

A leak of HR documents stolen from the British Library was also confirmed today by the library's press office, which warned users to reset their passwords as a precautionary measure.

"We have no evidence that wider user data has been compromised. However, we are recommending as a precautionary measure that if users have a password for British Library services that they also use elsewhere, they should change it."

The British Library first confirmed that a ransomware attack was behind this major outage last week.

The British Library collection spans over 150 million items stored across 625 kilometers of shelves.

British Library: Ongoing outage caused by ransomware attack.

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