Liberty systems breached in hack

Financial services group Liberty has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack.

The group sent a message to clients on Saturday evening informing them that its IT systems were breached.

“Dear Valued Customer, Liberty regrets to inform you that it has been subjected to unauthorised access to its IT infrastructure, by an external party who requested compensation for it,” the group said in a message to clients.

“Since becoming aware – we have taken immediate steps to secure our computer systems and are investigating the incident. We are giving this matter the highest priority and will keep you informed as appropriate.”

According to the group, an external party claims to have seized its data and has alerted the group to potential vulnerabilities in their systems. It has requested compensation for this.

“We are working hard to rectify the situation,” Liberty said.

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Liberty systems breached in hack