The Malta Independent 22 May 2019, Wednesday

Bank of Valletta’s SEPA payment services fully operational after hack

Friday, 15 February 2019, 18:47 Last update: about 4 months ago

Bank of Valletta's Single Euro Payments Area services are now back to being fully operational, the bank said on Friday evening.

The bank said in a statement Friday afternoon that it was "working relentlessly to restore its full payment services as soon as possible".

As has been communicated before, all other services are operating normally after the bank was compelled to shut down all of operations following a cyber-attack that saw €13 million being transferred out of the bank through false international transactions.


Following overnight testing of the bank's IT systems, BOV resumed its operations on Thursday, however payment to third parties were not activated pending further tests.

The bank said that for any queries customers, customers should contact the BOV Customer Service Centre on [email protected] or +356 21312020. 

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