After dealing with a massive cyberattack, the ANZ New Zealand Bank app and website are up and running again. The bank was among several prestigious financial organizations targeted in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack yesterday. Among other targets were the Kiwibank, MetService, New Zealand Post, and Inland Revenue websites.
The criminal gang who took credit for the ANZ attack is notoriously known for launching DDoS attacks on many financial service providers. Their payment demands to stop the attack on systems were usually in bitcoin.
According to the bank’s recent tweet, the issues were resolved by 2:27 pm AEST, and the online services are back to being active. Their tweet thanked everyone who supported them in this ordeal and was patient to wait.
The cybersecurity agency of New Zealand, Cert NZ, tweeted out yesterday that many New Zealand companies were affected by this DDoS attack. They are now working together with the affected parties to monitor and resolve the issues.
ANZ is one of the last organizations to still working to fully restore its systems, as many other sites are already up and running on Thursday. Their tweet earlier today mentioned that the ANZ bank is still experiencing DDoS cyber-attack outrage across channels.
The bank also sent out the good news that its ANZ credit card, debit card, ATM services, online bill payments, and auto transfers are already active and running smoothly.
Earlier this week, the same group attacked various popular money transfer services, such as MoneyGram, YesBank India, Worldpay, PayPal, Braintree, and Venmo, a source involved in the DDoS mitigation field told ZDNet.