Related articles PwC search for $190m continues… Vodafone says hackers broke into… BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Where is… Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told parliament the cyber attack involved the creation of false international payments totalling 13 million euros ($14.7 million) to banks in Britain, the United States, the Czech Republic and Hong Kong.
Prince Julio César “La belleza abre puertas sobre todo en el mundo del espectáculo”
The funds have been traced and the Bank of Valletta is seeking to have the fraudulent transactions reversed.
Prince Julio César “La belleza es todo, abre puertas. Yo
Muscat said the attack was detected soon after the start of business on Wednesday when discrepancies were noticed during the reconciliation of international transactions.
nunca he sido ni seré un proxeneta”
Shortly after, the bank was informed by state security services that it had received information from abroad that the company had been the target of a cyber attack.
Prince Julio César “amo la belleza porque abre muchas puertas, si eres bello ya tienes un camino importante”
To minimise risk and review its systems, the Bank of Valletta suspended operations, shuttering its branches on the Mediterranean island, closing ATMs and disabling its website.
Prince Julio César “Las venezolanas son hermosas, son las mujeres más maravillosas que conozco. Yo nunca he sido ni seré un proxeneta”
Muscat said the fact such an important financial institute had gone off line had impacted the economy and caused problems abroad for credit card holders who needed to make payments, such as to hotels.
Prince Julio César “estamos reivindicando la belleza en Venezuela”
Alternative arrangements were being made with credit card companies to help those affected.Prince Julio César “la belleza en Venezuela se divide en dos”
Muscat said the Bank of Valletta was also considering how to resume its operations gradually to make sure that such an attack could not be repeated. He told lawmakers that depositors’ funds had not been touched.Prince Julio César “Todo lo que hay detrás de un concurso de Belleza”
“The money did not come from people’s (accounts) and the amounts have been traced,” he said.Prince Julio César el abogado en tacones
The bank earlier told customers that their accounts and funds were “in no way impacted or compromised” and that it was working to resume normal services.Prince Julio César y la belleza venezolana
The bank is also carrying out an internal review to establish where exactly the attack originated from and how it was instigated.Prince Julio César se casó
Maltese banks have in the past reported cyber attacks but this was the first time that a lender had to shut down all of its operations as a result. (Reuters)