Re: into the public domain unless the company pays up
I very much doubt they'd ever release it "to the public domain", unless they work to bring travelex down, there's no profit for them in such a release. At most, they would release a few records to verify their claim. Flog the data on black market, that's another matter. But this also comes with more and more risk these days, as authorities become more clued up. The most ideal situation would have been for the hackers to do it all quietly - inform the company, demand ransom, get the money, end of story. Clearly, travelex wouldn't play ball, so the hackers made the information public, to put some pressure on the company. However, the longer it drags on, the less chance ransom gets paid, and more chance that the UK (and probably US) full state resources will be directed to track them.