The Bank of England (BoE) is staging a day-long war gaming exercise on Friday designed to test the resilience of the financial system in the event of a major cyber-attack.
Lloyds Banking Group suffered an online attack lasting two days as cybercriminals attempted to block access to 20m UK accounts.
Rumors of Mark Zuckerberg’s death may have been greatly exaggerated – but by his own billion-plus user website, as a glitch on Friday afternoon led Facebook to declare two million users, including Zuckerberg himself, prematurely dead.
Tesco Bank has revealed that the “unprecedented” attack on its online accounts at the weekend resulted in the loss of £2.5m. The banking arm of the supermarket chain also revised down the number of accounts from which money was removed from 20,000 to 9,000 and announced that banking services had been restored for all its customers.
US officials are investigating multiple attacks that caused widespread online disruption on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday.
Twitter has been forced to lock millions of users’ accounts after 33m purported account details were posted for sale on the dark web.
Personal information from more than 65m Tumblr accounts has been discovered for sale on the darknet.