London-based company, Travelex, reportedly paid hackers almost $2.3 million in Bitcoin ( BTC ) after suffering a ransomware attack on January 11. The company is known for its chain of foreign-exchange kiosks located in airports and tourist sites around the world. […] They did not, however, disclose that they paid a ransom of around 285 BTC, after having their systems offline for several weeks. […] COVID-19 ransomware attacks increasing U.S. officials have warned that hackers are more active amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many company employees to work from home. […] Criminal investigations still ongoing A Travelex spokesman consulted by the WSJ clarified that investigations by British authorities are still ongoing, although he declined to comment further on the ransomware attack.
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