BA, Boots and BBC cyber-attack: who is behind it and what happens next?

A cybercrime group has exploited a flaw in MOVEit software, and is now demanding a ransom

British Airways, Boots and the BBC have been hit with an ultimatum to begin ransom negotiations from a cybercrime group after employees’ personal data was stolen in a hacking attack.

On Wednesday it emerged that the gang behind a piece of ransomware known as Clop had posted the demand to its darkweb site, where stolen data is typically released if payments are not made by the victims.

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