Nordea Bank Finland was quoted as saying on Friday that its online banking services were hit by a denial of services attack on the heels of Wednesday’s hacking on OP-Pohjola, another Finnish financial services group.
Nordea said that its online banking system has suffered a denial of services attack, which started on Friday morning.
As a result, the services have worked much slowly than usual. In addition, Fixing the problem and additional security measures might cause service interruption.
According to the bank, the attack has not affected the use of its credit or debit cards or other services.
Marko Mettenranta, spokesperson of Nordea, told Finnish national broadcaster YLE that the bank has contacted the police about the attack and measures are underway to fix the problem.
Denial of service attacks essentially makes an online resource or service unavailable for its intended users.
The National Bureau of Investigation of Finland is investigating OP-Pohjola’s case, saying that the attacks came from both Finland and abroad.