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Bank of Spain Reveals Its Website Suffered a DoS Attack

The State of Security

The Bank of Spain revealed that bad actors used a denial-of-service (DoS) attack to temporarily disrupt access to its website.

On 27 August, a spokesperson for Spain’s central bank disclosed the attack. They clarified that that incident didn’t affect the Bank’s services or its communications with other institutions including the European Central Bank, an institution from which digital attackers stole customer data back in 2014 as a means of extortion. The spokesperson also made clear that the Bank of Spain, the national supervisor Spain’s banking system and a member of the European System of Central Banks, was at no risk of a data breach as a result of the attack.


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