British banks affected by Travelex cyber attack


LONDON: Britain’s main high street banks have become victims of the the Travelex ransomware cyber-attack and have been unable to process foreign currency orders.

Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland have all been affected.

These banks get their foreign notes from Travelex and say Travelex has stopped supply.

Hackers are demanding $6m (£4.6m) in return for customer data.

Travelex says there is no evidence customer data has been compromised.

Supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Tesco have also reported disruption to their services too.

An RBS representative said: “We are currently unable to accept any travel money orders either online, in branch or by telephone due to issues with our travel-money supplier, Travelex.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Lloyds and Barclays issued similar statements.