The hacker attack on the Banco de Venezuela in Venezuela came from the United States. This statement was made by the Executive Vice President of the South American republic, Delci Rodriguez, on Wednesday, September 22.
“Traces lead to the United States. The Banco de Venezuela was attacked from there,” she said at a press conference aired by Venezolana de Television.
It took five days to eliminate the consequences of the cyber attack and strengthen the security of the system. According to the authorities, bank specialists continue to register attempts of hackers to find vulnerabilities in the system.
On September 17, the Venezuelan authorities reported a “terrorist attack” on the country’s financial system. Because of the cyber attack, customers of Banco de Venezuela could not conduct any transactions.