A denial of service (DoS) attack rendered the banking services of OP-Pohjola Group unavailable on New Year's Eve. Customers of the financial services provider on Wednesday experienced problems withdrawing money, using their payment cards and accessing online banking services. The National Bureau of Investigation (KRP) has opened an investigation into the DoS attack following a criminal complaint.
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OP targeted in a denial of service attack
Carina Geber-Teir, the chief communications officer at OP-Pohjola, says that the motive for the attack remains unclear. “It's absolutely impossible to speculate on [the motive],” she stated to Helsingin Sanomat.