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>> A global hacking campaign on central banks. Indonesia and South Korea's banks hit by cyber attacks. No word on whose behind it yet, but activist group Anonymous pledged to target central banks' websites in a YouTube video posted in May. Reuters Randy Fabi reports that whoever they are, the banks say they aren't getting in.
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>> Indonesia, in just one day, was attacked with 273 viruses, 67,000 spam emails on their servers. What the Indonesian central bank has told us is that the reason why they've been able to foil all of these attacks is because of the close cooperation with other central banks that have shared the same experience.
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So they share IP addresses of the attackers. They've blocked 149 regions that don't usually access its websites, so it already raises red flags.>> Central banks have been on high alert since hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh bank in February. No money was lost in attacks on Bank Indonesia and Bank of Korea, which were mostly DDoS attempts.
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That's the preferred method of attack for Anonymous, flooding a website with internet requests which overwhelmed the site's servers. Sometimes hackers do get access to data but rarely make it to critical systems.>> This is just really an annoyance that hackers are just trying to hit the central banks' websites and email servers with spam emails and viruses.
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But there hasn't, from what we know, been a similar attack like with the Bangladesh central bank where they actually attacked the payment systems.>> In May, Cyprus in Greece's central banks were also the target of attacks. Greece calling out the culprits as Anonymous.