Bank of Spain’s Website Hit by Cyber Attack

August 27, 2018 Updated: August 28, 2018

The Bank of Spain’s website has been hit since August 26 by a cyber attack which has temporarily disrupted access to the site, a spokesman for the central bank said on Monday.

The spokesman said that the attack has not had any effect on the bank’s services or its communications with the European Central Bank or other institutions and that there was no risk of a data breach.

“It is a denial of service attack that intermittently affects access to our website, but it has had no effect on the normal functioning of the entity,” the spokesman said.

In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet.

By Carlos Ruano

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