LONDON: Britain’s Post Office said it was hit by a “cyber incident” on Wednesday, temporarily preventing it from sending letters or parcels to other countries.
Royal Mail said on its website that international export services had “experienced severe service disruption”, without giving further details.
“We are temporarily unable to ship to overseas destinations,” the service said, adding that it was advising customers to stick to international mail while it worked to fix the problem.
“Some customers may experience delays or disruptions to the delivery of items already sent for export,” Royal Mail said.
The UK government’s National Cyber Security Center said it was aware of the incident and was working with Royal Mail and the National Crime Agency to “fully understand the impact”.
Services for mail coming into the country are operating with minor delays, Royal Mail said.