The electronic infrastructure of the National
Bank of Ukraine operates in the standard mode. This includes the electronic
payment system used by the banks and the internal computer network of the
central bank. The NBU workstations are currently being
scanned for suspicious and viral files.
At the same time, the National Bank redoubled
its attention to the cyber defense of the banking system. This morning the
National Bank of Ukraine has warned banks and other financial market
participants about an external hacker attack on the websites of some Ukrainian
banks, as well as commercial and public enterprises.
As a result of these
cyber-attacks, banks were forced to restrict the functionality of services
provided to customers.
As for now the
security measures have been enhanced in the banking sector in order to confront
hacker attacks and restore access to all services in standard mode.
Now, the most important thing is to give time
and opportunity to the specialists of the National Bank as well as commercial
banks and other institutions to do their job.
At the same time, cyber security is the
responsibility of each of us. Therefore, the National Bank calls for adherence
to the rules of information security: one needs to be attentive and not to open
e-mails from unknown recipients and of dubious origin.