BUDAPEST: Hungarian monetary establishments and telecoms infrastructure have been hit with a strong cyber assault on Thursday from laptop servers situated in Russia, China and Vietnam, telecoms agency Magyar Telekom mentioned.
The occasion was a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) assault the place hackers try and overwhelm a community with unusually excessive volumes of information site visitors in an effort to paralyse it.
The quantity of the assault was 10 instances larger than that of standard DDoS assaults, the corporate mentioned.
“That means that this was one of the biggest hacker attacks in Hungary ever, both in its size and complexity,” it mentioned.
“Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese hackers tried to launch a DDoS attack against Hungarian financial institutions, but they tried to overwhelm the networks of Magyar Telekom as well,” the corporate mentioned.
The assault got here in a number of waves, disrupted the companies of some monetary establishments and brought on gaps in Magyar Telekom’s companies in sure areas of Budapest earlier than it was the repelled by the corporate.