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Travelex foreign currency website attacked by major virus

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 3, 2020
Foreign currency service Travelex was down after being attacked by a virus on New Year's Eve.
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The group says there is no suggestion customer data has been compromised in the breach.

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They discovered the breach on December 31 and took the system offline to prevent the virus spreading.

But Travelex have been forced to provide foreign exchange services manually in its branches.

Tony D'Souza, chief executive of Travelex, said: "We regret having to suspend some of our services in order to contain the virus and protect data.

"We apologise to all our customers for any inconvenience caused as a result.

"We are doing all we can to restore our full services as soon as possible."