Travelex hit by cyber attack
CURRENCY exchange operator Travelex is experiencing significant IT issues after suffering an attack by a software virus.
The company is not currently allowing online purchase of foreign currency, with the assault discovered on New Year’s Eve.
“As a precautionary measure, in order to protect data and prevent the spread of the virus, we immediately took all our systems offline...our investigation to date shows no indication that any personal or customer data has been compromised,” according to a formal statement from Travelex.
Teams are working to restore affected systems, and branches continue to provide foreign exchange services manually.