Kazakhstan: Banks Ward Off DDoS Attack With Government Help
Kazakhstan’s security services say they have managed to thwart a cyberattack on the country’s banks.
The National Security Committee’s cybersecurity division, or State Technical Service, said on September 29 that the websites of several banks were knocked offline by a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack.
“The attack was launched from overseas IP addresses, so we quickly informed the relevant cyber-reaction services in those countries,” the National Security Committee, or KNB, said in a statement, without providing details about the banks or nations in question.
Deputy KNB chief Daulet Yergozhin said that the main surge began after lunchtime on September 28.
“[We] monitored the situation all night and practically all attacks were fought off,” he said in a briefing to reporters.
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