Hacking the website of the Danish Central Bank and other banks

Hacking the website of the Danish Central Bank and other banks

The pace of cyber-attacks has accelerated since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, and the allies have become accusing themselves of attacking the opponent and his allies in any way, whether by a denial-of-service attack or ransomware to encrypt files or steal, leak, or exploit data.

 In successive cyber attacks launched this week, the websites of the Danish Central Bank and seven of the largest private banks in Denmark were downed. Bankdata, which provides information technology solutions for financial services in Denmark, was also affected.

These banks and companies were subjected to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and since most financial transactions are conducted through banks' websites and applications linked to them, this has led to the suspension of many electronic services for financial transactions in the country.

A Bankdata spokesperson said that access to the websites of seven private banks was restricted for a period on Tuesday after the DDoS attack. The affected banks include two of Denmark's largest banks, Jyske Bank and Sydbank. The internet was restricted on Tuesday, while no official from Jyske Bank has yet to comment.

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