Saturday 31 July 2021

Update on Melita Cyber Attack

Melita Limited has largely mitigated the DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack launched against it today by cybercriminals aiming to extort money. As a result, customer services are now returning to normal despite the fact that the attack is still ongoing.

Attacks of this nature are attempted often, with today’s incident being one of the most sophisticated yet. This is a global phenomenon of criminals seeking to extract money which affects operators around the world.

Thanks to Melita’s continuous, significant investment in cybersecurity, these attacks are typically dealt with in the background without any impact to our customers. While today’s large-scale attack did have an impact on customers, the systems in place have nevertheless been able to largely mitigate it within a few short hours, and kept customer data safe.

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