State-owned VTB Bank, the second-largest financial institution in Russia, says it is facing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in its history.
The attack is causing problems for its customers that are not able to access the website of the bank and its mobile app. The bank added that customers’ data were not compromised as a result of the attack.
“The bank’s technological infrastructure is under an unprecedented cyber attack from abroad,” reads a statement issued by the Russian bank. “The largest not only this year, but in the whole time the bank has operated.”