BrickLink, a popular online marketplace for Lego enthusiasts, was taken offline on November 3rd after the company was hit by a ransomware attack.

The company received a “threat and ransom demand” from the attackers, who demanded payment in exchange for not releasing sensitive data. BrickLink decided to take the site offline “out of an abundance of caution” while they investigated the incident.

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The company has since restored the site and is asking users to change their passwords as a precaution. BrickLink is also working with law enforcement to investigate the attack.

This is not the first time that a Lego marketplace has been targeted by ransomware. In 2021, Rebrickable, another popular Lego marketplace, was also hit by a ransomware attack. The company was able to restore the site after paying the ransom demand.

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