UK flooded with forged stamps despite using barcodes — to prevent just that

April 13, 2024 at 05:35AM Royal Mail switched to barcoded stamps for added security and efficiency, offering an exchange program until July 2023. However, multiple senders faced fines for “counterfeit stamps” despite purchasing them from legitimate sources. Investigations revealed Chinese suppliers offering forged stamps, leading to a diplomatic dispute and blame game. The transition to … Read more

Royal Mail’s recovery from ransomware attack will cost business at least $12M

November 16, 2023 at 07:39AM Royal Mail’s parent company, International Distribution Services (IDS), has disclosed that the ransomware attack it experienced in January will cost the company approximately £10 million ($12.4 million) in improvements to its Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre. Although the total costs related to the attack are expected to be higher, IDS has … Read more

Royal Mail cyber security still a mess, say infosec researchers

November 13, 2023 at 01:32AM The UK’s Royal Mail has been found to have an open redirect flaw on one of its websites, which potentially exposes customers to malware infections and phishing attacks. The vulnerability allows attackers to use the legitimate website to redirect users to malicious sites. The Royal Mail has been notified of … Read more