Travel money firm Travelex restores online services as it recovers from cyber attack
- The foreign exchange firm’s website has been shut down since New Year’s Eve
- Banks that use Travelex are still unable to sell travel money
Travelex is restoring some online services 2 weeks after being hit by a major cyber attack
Foreign currency giant Travelex is restoring some online services two weeks after being hit by a major cyber attack.
A ransomware virus on New Year’s Eve led to the shut-down of the firm’s systems.
Although some services are returning, banks that use Travelex to run their foreign exchange services are still unable to sell travel money.
The Sodinokibi gang is demanding the firm pay £4.6 million to unlock its systems.
The hackers claim to have spent six months collecting data, including credit card details, but Travelex says no customer data has been breached.
Chief executive Tony D’Souza says: ‘We are now at the point where we are able to start restoring functionality in our partner and customer services.’
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