Venezuela accuses U.S. of carrying out attack on banking institution
Caracas, September 22 (RHC)-- A cyber attack against Banco de Venezuela took place from the United States last September 15th, which paralyzed its main and auxiliary operations, according to Vice President Delcy Rodríguez.
The Venezuelan official denounced that the set of computer attacks sought to degrade the functioning of the system, registered from the United States. This attack went straight to the heart of the Venezuelan financial system.
"Banco de Venezuela is not just any bank," she said. "It is the bank of the Venezuelan people, it is the largest in the country and has 14 million users."
All of the bank's total operations are available almost in their entirety this Wednesday, Delcy Rodríguez announced. She explained that the entity had to suspend its functions after the continued systematic attacks last week in order to preserve the data of its clients, the integrity of the accounts.
"Thanks to the workers of Banco de Venezuela, already 90% of the operations that were carried out on September 15, were successfully effective."