Clearer picture of the extent of British Library data breach emerges

29/11/2023 | The Register

The extent of the British Library data breach is becoming clearer after the Rhysida ransomware group confirmed it had published most of the data it claimed to have stolen a month after the attack was disclosed. The Rhysida group's website indicates that 490,191 files are included in the leak, totalling 573 GB.

The breach exposed customer names and email addresses, with postal addresses and telephone numbers also possibly compromised. The library has outsourced financial details management to secure third-party payment providers, meaning that no financial details were at risk. The library has apologised to its customers and is working with cybersecurity experts to investigate and remediate the incident.

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