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Forex Firm Travelex Resumes Customer-Facing Operations After Ransomware Attack

More than two weeks after a crippling ransomware attack forced Travelex staff to use pen and paper to calculate foreign currency exchanges, the company said the first of its customer-facing systems in Britain was up and running again. The cyber …

Forex Firm Travelex Restores Some Online Services After Ransomware Attack

Travelex is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, it said on Monday, almost two weeks after cyber hackers took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services. Staff at Travelex were forced to …

Travelex Ransomware Attack Part of Growing Trend in Cyber Crime: CyberCube

The ransomware attack against U.K. foreign exchange firm Travelex is just a taste of what’s to come with cyber crime, according to experts at CyberCube, the cyber risk analytics firm. Travelex announced this week that cyber hackers were holding its …

Update: U.K.-Based Foreign Exchange Firm, Travelex, Crippled by Ransomware Attack

Staff at foreign exchange firm Travelex are using pen and paper to serve thousands of customers after the company said cyber hackers were holding its systems to ransom, leading to a global blackout on its online currency exchange services. The …

Canadian Lab Test Firm, LifeLabs, Pays Ransom After Data Breach

Lab test provider LifeLabs said Tuesday that it paid a ransom to secure data for Canadians that was stolen in a data breach in late October. Hackers also obtained personal information of an unknown number of the company’s 15 million …

Pemex Oil Firm ‘Unaffected’ by Cyber Attack, Says Mexican Minister; Workers Disagree

A cyber attack on computer networks of the Mexican national oil company Pemex is “totally under control” and did not have any negative consequences, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Thursday. The attack was first detected on Sunday and over …

Ransomware Hackers Demand $5M from Mexico State Oil Firm Pemex

Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico’s Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyber attack that fouled up the company’s systems. The hack, …

Ransomware Attack Hits Mexico’s State Oil Firm Pemex

A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have increasingly targeted companies …

U.K. Marine Services Firm James Fisher Reports Cyber Attack

Marine services provider James Fisher and Sons Plc (JFS) said on Tuesday that hackers had gained unauthorized access to its computer systems, sending its shares down as much as 5.7%. JFS said it had taken all affected systems offline as …

Spanish Companies, Including Radio Network, Hit by Cyber Attack

A cyber attack has hit Spanish companies including Cadena SER radio, Spain’s National Security Department said on Monday. The virus affected Cadena SER’s local broadcasts, although national output was not affected, said the broadcaster which has a chain of local …