The United Kingdom is a place where many Hong Kong people immigrate or study. If they plan to send some gifts to relatives and friends in Hong Kong or other places before the Chinese New Year, they may have to be prepared for delays in the arrival of the mail. The British Royal Mail issued a statement yesterday, stating that they were affected by a cyber attack, and they are currently facing serious service interruptions, mainly affecting mail sent to other places.
Royal Mail said in a statement that they are unable to send outbound mail, including letters and parcels, and even overseas mail that customers have already posted may encounter delays. Royal Mail said that it is doing its best to repair and hope to solve the problem. At the same time, customers temporarily stop posting overseas mail, and will release news once there is new progress. Mail sent from other places to the UK was also affected by this cyber attack. Waiting for family members in Hong Kong or purchasing goods on behalf of customers has to wait patiently.
In the statement, Royal Mail did not explain what type of cyber attack it suffered, nor did it mention the cause or extent of the impact. In response to an inquiry from the website TechCrunch, the UK’s National Cyber Security Center said it was aware of the incident and was working with Royal Mail to fully understand its impact. The BBC pointed out that the number of overseas parcels handled by Royal Mail exceeded 150 million last year, and they can post mail for customers in 231 countries and regions around the world.
Source of information and pictures:techcrunch
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