Looks like a number of banks have had their online exchange disrupted by this
That’s what outsourcing does, considering the likes of Barclays and HSBC used to do it themselves.
It must be some serious hack, travelex are massive.
The police are now investigating this as a ransomware attack. Apparently the hackers want $3m by tomorrow
Is that all, $3m is nothing.
Obviously they can’t pay it, but seems such a low amount for such a big issue.
The BBC are reporting it as £4.6m and an expert is commenting within the article.
"The REvil/Sodinokibi group has been a quite sophisticated group for a long time now. The quoted ransom demands are consistent for the gang’s victims of Travelex’s size.
That makes more sense
Being pedantic, shouldn’t this be “quite a sophisticated group”??
Last time I was at a Travelex - which was only because of a series of crappy events, their computers were only one step up from Hertz, so can’t say I was knocked sideways by this news