Hackers target Czech banks, affect online banking

Mar 06, 2013

Hackers are targeting major commercial banks in the Czech Republic, bringing down their website and affecting their online banking.

The websites of the country's central bank and the Prague's Stock Exchange were also not accessible Wednesday morning.

Pavla Havova, spokeswoman for the CSOB bank, which belongs to Belgium's KBC, says the bank's website and its are affected by Wednesday's attack.

The other major banks, including the Czech branches of Austria's Erste Group and France's Societe Generale say they have also been affected by the , a technique that works by overloading a website with online traffic.

The banks say their clients' data and deposits are safe.

The attacks came two days after leading media websites in the Czech Republic also faced cyberattacks.

Explore further: WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Hackers attack Brazil's largest state-run bank

Feb 01, 2012

(AP) -- A group of Internet hackers said Wednesday it took down the website of the Banco do Brasil, Brazil's largest state-run bank. It's the third such attack against financial institutions in a week.

Hackers attack top Czech news websites

Mar 04, 2013

Hackers attacked several top Czech news websites on Monday, overloading them with hundreds of thousands of requests per second to make them inaccessible, publishers said.

Wells Fargo website down in wake of threat

Sep 26, 2012

Wells Fargo's website was experiencing problems Wednesday, after a threat against US banking firms from a group pledging retaliation for an online video that has sparked unrest in the Muslim world.

Islamist group warns of new cyber attacks on US banks

Sep 25, 2012

An Islamist group on Tuesday said it will carry out new cyber attacks on US banking targets, according to SITE Intelligence Group, following similar attacks last week in response to an anti-Islam film.

Hackers attack large Brazilian bank

Jan 31, 2012

(AP) -- A group of Internet hackers said Tuesday it took down the website of Brazil's second largest private sector bank, one day after it did the same with the country's largest private bank.

Recommended for you

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

5 hours ago

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Aug 26, 2014

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking

Aug 23, 2014

The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target.

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

Aug 22, 2014

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Should you be worried about paid editors on Wikipedia?

Aug 22, 2014

Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people ...

User comments : 0