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The Clop group made the threat in broken English on the dark web.
Also targeted in the hack were the payrolls of British Airways, Boots, Aer Lingus, Nova Scotia Government and the University of Rochester after the gang broke into a piece of popular business software called MOVEit and used that access to get into the databases of potentially hundreds of other companies.
On Wednesday, the BBC said Clop had posted: 'This is announcement to educate companies who use Progress MOVEit product that chance is that we download a lot of your data as part of exceptional exploit.'
Hackers from the Russian-speaking gang are said to be behind the attack that has affected thousands of staff from the BBC, Boots and British Airways
Last year six members of the 'Clop' gang were arrester in Ukraine following a similar attack on South Korean and American organisations
The post went on to urge organisations affected by the hack to send an email to the gang to begin a negotiation on the crew's darknet portal, the broadcaster said.
Earlier this week the UK's leading payroll provider Zellis said that eight of its customers have been impacted by the 'global issue', which may have exposed personal information, including names, addresses, and banking details.
Boots confirmed it made its staff aware of the data vulnerability which it said was affecting many companies around the world.
A Boots spokeswoman said: 'A global data vulnerability, which affected a third-party software used by one of our payroll providers, included some of our team members' personal details.
'Our provider assured us that immediate steps were taken to disable the server, and as a priority we have made our team members aware.'
British Airways, which has around 34,000 people