Turkish banks fend off cyber attacks, some transactions hit

December 25, 2015 13:40

ISTANBUL - Turkish banks reported sporadic disruption to credit card transactions on Friday as hackers stepped up a two-week barrage of cyber attacks, believed to be the worst the country has seen.

Local media have suggested that the bombardment of public and financial websites could be coming from Russia, after a sharp worsening of tensions between Moscow and Ankara, or staged by hacking group Anonymous. But no clear evidence has emerged, and authorities have avoided pointing the finger.Officials at several Turkish banks including Isbank , Garanti and state lender Ziraat Bank confirmed the attacks, saying they had caused intermittent disruption. Bank shares were unmoved by the news.

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