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Cyberattacks Block Lloyds Customers from Online Banking

Denial-of-service attack

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.

sector

Financial Services

reported

January 22, 2017

reported by

Financial Times

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

United Kingdom

perpetrators

Unknown

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

2017/01/11

date breach detected

Unknown