How hackers demanding seven-figure bitcoin ransom stole 20,000 sets of credit card details

A major Hong Kong travel agency apologised on Wednesday after hackers stole personal information on 200,000 of its customers, including 20,000 sets of credit card details.

Hong Kong-listed Worldwide Package Travel Service, founded in 1979, said it could not estimate the losses or how long it would take for the issue to be resolved, adding that it rejected the attackers’ seven-figure ransom demands.

Its chief executive said customers who paid for trips would still be able to continue with their journeys, and people who wanted to buy holidays with them still could – albeit using technology from “30 or 40 years ago”.

More than two days after its database was compromised, the firm’s executives came out on Wednesday to give an account of the incident. Chief executive Yuen Chun-ning, chief financial officer Queenie Hon and IT manager Edmond Lai bowed in front of the cameras before apologising to affected customers…

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