Topic-icon Cyber attack on Ukraine banks, power firm

3 years 1 week ago #3593 by howard

A number of Ukrainian banks and companies, including the state power distributor, have been hit by a cyber attack that disrupted some operations.

The latest disruptions follow a spate of hacking attempts on state websites in late-2016 and repeated attacks on Ukraine's power grid that prompted security chiefs to call for improved cyber defences.

The central bank said an "unknown virus" was to blame for the latest attacks, but did not give further details or say which banks and firms had been affected.

"As a result of these cyber attacks these banks are having difficulties with client services and carrying out banking operations," the central bank said in a statement.

"The central bank is confident that the banking infrastructure's defence against cyber fraud is properly set up and attempted cyber attacks on banks' IT systems will be neutralised," it said.

Oschadbank, one of Ukraine's largest state-owned lenders, said some of its services had been affected by a "hacking attack" but guaranteed that customer data was safe.

Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo said its IT system had been hit by a cyber attack, but the disruption had no impact on power supplies or its broader operations.


Source www.9news.com.au/world/2017/06/27/22/30/...ine-banks-power-firm

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3 years 1 week ago #3594 by KudoShinichi

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3 years 1 week ago #3596 by mandyplayhard

Hai, not again....recently, the increase incidence and scale of such is really worrying. It has even reached Australia, don't know will reach Singapore not. Businesses and government agencies will really need to be vigilant, given the amount of data residing with them.

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