Poland’s Security Agency Warns Banks of ‘Imminent’ Cyber-Attack

Poland’s Internal Security Agency has warned of possible cyber-attacks on banks and other IT infrastructure ‘in the near future’.

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The ABW issued the warning, which was received by the Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF) on April 13.

The UKNF published a statement advising all financial and market institutions to pay ‘special attention’ to their IT environments, and to implement national IT security measures ‘as a matter of urgency’.

The measures include preparing for denial of service attacks and web page substitution, reviewing configuration of network devices, and examining data access and blocking procedures.

The ABW did not indicate the source of the possible attacks. However, Russian hackers have been accused of making repeated attacks on the American State Department’s computers in recent months, and last week were reported to have accessed the White House network – gaining information about the president’s schedule.