Liberty hit by hackers who demanded payment

Financial services provider Liberty stated it has been hit by an IT systems breach.

The company has posted a notice to its website which said it has suffered “unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure”.

“An external party claims to have seized data from us, has alerted us to potential vulnerabilities in our systems and has requested compensation for this,” stated Liberty.

The full notice from Liberty is posted below.

Liberty notice

Liberty regrets to confirm that it has been subject to unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure.

An external party claims to have seized data from us, has alerted us to potential vulnerabilities in our systems and has requested compensation for this.

Since becoming aware, we have taken immediate steps to secure our computer systems.

Liberty is investigating the breach and we will endeavour to keep all stakeholders fully informed as appropriate.

We are working hard to rectify the situation.

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