Cyberattacks Block Lloyds Customers from Online Banking

Financial Services // United Kingdom

Unknown hackers targeted Lloyds Banking Group with a denial-of-service attack, blocking some customers from logging into online services, according to reports.

The Financial Times reported an international crime gang swamped U.K. banking websites, including Lloyds, with bunk traffic that prevented some customers from checking balances or sending payments for multiple days.

Lloyds in a statement acknowledged intermittent services issues, but declined to speculate on the cause.

The bank is working with the U.K. cybersecurity authority, National Cyber Security Centre, to investigate the incident, the BBC reports, and no money appears to have been stolen.

Last month, hackers accessed the accounts of U.K. bank Tesco, swiping small amounts of cash from 20,000 of them.