The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has announced in a statement published on its official Facebook page that the online platform for reserving foreign currency for individuals was subjected to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyberattack on Monday, which affected the ability to access the system. 

The Central Bank of Libya team was able, on Monday evening, to thwart this attack by blocking access to the system to any network address registered outside Libya.

The CBL said on Wednesday that the platform had been operating normally since the attack was stopped, as more than (17,900) reservations were completed on Monday alone with a total value amounting to (68 million US dollars). (17,200) reservations were completed on Tuesday with a total value of (65 million US dollars).

Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Libya said that the bank’s official website was subjected to a cyberattack of the same type on Wednesday, and it was responding to it to address any future hacks.