AIB on ‘heightened alert’ against Russian cyber threats
Irish banks working with National Cyber Security Centre amid fears of attacks
AIB has said it was on “heightened alert” against Russian cyberattacks following the country’s invasion of Ukraine and the EU’s imposition of sanctions.
“Our IT teams and systems are on heightened alert to guard against any potential cyber-security threats from Russia, and continue to work with national and international law enforcement and intelligence agencies to evaluate the risk profile,” a spokesman said.
It comes as companies, government departments and organisations across the EU are on alert to avoid becoming a target as Russia responds to the unprecedented western sanctions. There is an increased risk of a cyber-attack in Ireland, according to Ossian Smyth, the Minister of State for e-government.