Hackers hit Danish central bank, others websites

Hackers hit Danish central bank, others websites

By Samuel Bolaji

Hackers have reportedly disrupted access to the websites of Denmark’s central bank and seven private banks in the country this week, according to the central bank and an IT firm that serves the industry.

The websites of the central bank and Bankdata, a company that develops IT solutions for the financial industry, were hit by Distributed Denials of Service, which directs traffic toward targeted servers in a bid to knock them offline, according to a Channel News Asia report.

The central bank said its website was working normally on Tuesday afternoon, adding that the attack did not impact its other systems or day-to-day operations.

Access to the websites of seven private banks was briefly restricted on Tuesday after the DDoS attack on Bankdata, a company spokesperson said, according to CNA’s report.

The affected banks included two of Denmark’s largest, Jyske Bank and Sydbank, the report says.

Sydbank confirmed on its Facebook page that access to its website had been restricted on Tuesday. A Jyske spokesperson confirmed some customers had experienced problems accessing its website on Tuesday.

Source: Punch

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