Tunisia’s Central bank foils cyberattack

Tunisia’s Central bank foils cyberattack

Tunisia’s central bank, BCT, Thursday said it overcame a cyberattack that hijacked its system and website on Wednesday.

The attack according to the bank caused some perturbations to its services and its website which was out of service until Thursday morning. It however quickly came under control thanks to coordination between services of the institution and those of the National Agency for Computer Security (ANSI), the bank added.

The bank reassured the public on the continuity of services related to the national and international banking system.

President Kais Saied receiving the ICT Minister Nizar Ben Neji for consultation, on Thursday, branded the attack a terrorist attack. “Terrorist organizations do not hesitate to use such attacks to undermine state institutions,” he said.

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