National Bank of Ukraine

The National Bank of Ukraine Warned Banks and other Financial Market Participants about an External Hacker Attack
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27 June 2017


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.




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