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Lloyds Bank Hit by Cyber Attack

Lloyds Bank Hit by Cyber Attack

Lloyds Bank was the target of a cyber attack which prevented a number of customers from using their online accounts.

The breakdown in service from the group, which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland, came after the websites were overwhelmed with millions of requests in a denial of service attack.

The attack lasted three days, which has been particularly worrying for banks. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is said to be working with Lloyds on the attack.

The problems started on Wednesday morning (11th January) and continued until the following Friday.

At the time of the attack, Lloyds Bank was convinced the “vast majority” of users were able to gain access to their accounts and move money around as normal.

Lloyds Bank issued the statement: "We experienced intermittent service issues with internet banking between Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon the week before last and are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

"We had a normal service in place for the vast majority of this period and only a small number of customers experienced problems.

"In most cases, if customers attempted another log in, they were able to access their accounts. We will not speculate on the cause of these intermittent issues."

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