(Bloomberg) -- Alfa Bank said it was a victim of hackers intent on giving a false impression that the Russian lender has communicated with the Trump Organization, and it’s asking U.S. law enforcement authorities for help.
The bank said Friday that it was hit by three attempted domain name server (DNS) attacks since mid-February. Unidentified individuals made DNS requests to a Trump Organization server disguised to look as if they came from Alfa Bank, prompting responses from the Trump server back to the lender, the bank said in a statement. The DNS attacks came from individuals using U.S. servers, including some hosted by Google and Amazon, the bank said.
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