Travelex hit by virus

Looks like a number of banks have had their online exchange disrupted by this

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/travelex-virus-sainsburys-bank-barclays-hsbc-virgin-163411403.html

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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.

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The police are now investigating this as a ransomware attack. Apparently the hackers want $3m by tomorrow :flushed:

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.

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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