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[December 07, 2013]

Bank crash again after hack attack [Ulster Region] [Mirror (UK)]

(Mirror (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) THERE was more woe for Ulster Bank customers yesterday as they were unable to access the bank's online services due to a "cyber attack" by hackers.

RBS, which is Ulster Bank's parent company and which also owns NatWest, released a statement.

It said: "Due to a surge in internet traffic deliberately directed at the NatWest website, customers experienced difficulties accessing some of our web sites.

"This deliberate surge of traffic is known as a distributed denial of service attack. We have taken action to restore the affected web sites. At no time was there any risk to customers.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused." Earlier this week Ulster Bank customers could not use their debit or credit cards for several hours due to IT problems.

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