Britain’s biggest high street banks affected by cyber-attack

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Britain’s biggest high street banks have been left unable to process foreign currency orders following the cyber-attack on Travelex, which provides services for them.

Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays and HSBC are among more than a dozen major banks having problems after the New Year’s Eve ransomware attack.

While customers are still being offered services in branches for buying euros, dollars, and other foreign cash, banks are saying that orders cannot be processed online.

Travelex was forced to take all its global websites offline after an attack by the Sodinobiki gang, who are reportedly demanding a £4.6m ransom and threatening to release customer data including social security numbers, dates of birth and payment card information unless Travelex pays up.

London-headquartered Travelex is the world’s largest retail currency dealer and provides travel money services for a host of partners.

 

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