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British Library: Ongoing outage caused by ransomware attack

Bleeping Computer: “The British Library confirmed that a ransomware attack is behind a major outage that is still affecting services across several locations. Over 11 million visitors use the library’s website annually, with more than 16,000 people using its collections daily (onsite and online). Its collection includes over 150 million items archived on 625 kilometers of shelves. Annually, roughly 3 million new items are added to the collection as the library acquires copies of every publication published across the UK and Ireland. Although the library confirmed this was caused by ransomware, it still has to link the attack to a specific operation and reveal what employee and/or user personal or financial information was accessed or stolen from its systems, if any. The British Library hasn’t yet disclosed how the threat actors breached its systems, and its website is still offline almost three weeks after the attack…”

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