Turkey under cyber attack. GarantiBank and TurkTelekom among the targeted companies.

29 octombrie 2019

Turkey made a special cyber attack affecting the bank’s internet infrastructure which was also held here noted that the attacks on some hosting companies, according to Turkey News.

GSM operators using the TürkTelekom infrastructure were also affected by the attack. Official sources have not made a statement yet, the attacks continue to be among the information.

Explanation from GarantiBank:
Due to the intense internet traffic towards our digital services, we have difficulty accessing our digital channels. We work with our Internet service providers to resolve the issue. We apologize for the grievance our customers have experienced.

TürkTelekom’s statement on the subject:

Within the framework of our responsibility to inform our people and stakeholders as Tel Cyber ​​Attack Pazar on Sunday, October 27, 2019, Yusuf Kıraç, Technology General Manager, made a statement:

„We have had to live one of the cyber attacks that many institutions and even states in the world may be exposed to for some organizations in our country.

Attack on Turkey’s information, communications and technology company, was stopped by the timely intervention by the authority in the field of cyber security experts Turk Telekom.

With the measures taken by our company, which has the largest Cyber ​​Security Center in our country, domestic and international internet traffic continues in its normal course without causing any negativity.

As far as we know, these organizations carry out the necessary actions against the attack which also affected other operators and service providers.

Similar situations can always happen. The important thing is to be prepared for it. TürkTelekom’s defense system against all kinds of attacks is intact.

It is our first priority to ensure that our citizens benefit from the communication technologies in peace. „

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