Travelex Site Still Down After New Year’s Eve Attack


The websites of a major global currency exchange business are still down after a “software virus” struck the firm on New Year’s Eve last week.

London-headquartered Travelex, which describes itself as “the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist,” operates online around the world and in airports, as well as supporting travel money services for several high street lenders in the UK.

A statement on its main UK website written in English, French, Japanese, German, Dutch, Italian and Czech claims that “planned maintenance” is the cause of the “temporary” outage and that it will be back online soon.

However, a notice posted to Twitter and the firm’s dot-com site reveals a different story — that a “software virus” discovered last Tuesday has “compromised some of its services.”

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