Travelex, UK retail in 2019, and royal departures
In this week’s episode of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast, Caroline Donnelly, Clare McDonald and Brian McKenna talk about the Travelex ransomware attack, the retail sector’s poor performance in 2019, and Harry and Meghan’s Instagram-powered separation from the Windsors. Caroline summarises the developing story of the Travelex attack, as well as the attackers trying to extort Travelex and threatening to publish sensitive customer financial data. Clare discusses figures from the British Retail Consortium, which confirmed that 2019 was the worst year for retail in 25 years. The team round off by talking about Harry and Meghan, who announced their plans on Instagram to step back from the UK’s Windsor family firm and move to Canada.