UK’s Lloyds Bank customers were unable to log onto its online business between January 11 and 13 while the bank was reportedly hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, Motherboard says. The hacker, who told Motherboard on January 13 he was behind the attack, said he had demanded a $93,600 "consultancy fee" from Lloyds to be paid in bitcoin for normal services to be restored. The payment apparently was not made.
"Once paid, the services will be back online, you will get a list of flaws related to both services, along with our disappearance," the hacker had said in an email to Lloyds.
The Financial Times reports the DDoS attacks appeared to have come from overseas.
"We had a normal service in place for the vast majority of this period and only a small number of customers experienced problems," Lloyds told Bloomberg.
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