ORX News digest of the month – February 2019

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Every month the ORX News team publishes a featured digest from the ORX News Service. It's a detailed look at one of the losses reported in the media that month, and is handpicked by the team as one of the most interesting stories.

Bank of Valletta suspends services after hackers falsify transactions to steal EUR 13 million

On 13 February 2019, Bank of Valletta announced on its website that it had suffered a cyberattack involving the fraudulent transfer of EUR 13 million, and had temporarily suspended its operations, including branches. Services resumed during the night of 13 February 2019, and the fraudulent transactions are in the process of being reversed.

According to prime minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, at the start of business on 13 February 2019, Bank of Valletta noticed discrepancies in the reconciliation of 11 payments to the value of around EUR 13 million from its foreign payment accounts, MaltaToday reports.

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