Exness, one of world’s major forex brokers in terms of trading volume, has issued an update following the numerous distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against it that started last week.
In a message to its partners the broker informs that some of the trading servers may still be interrupted. The Exness team assures that in spite the assault, its clients’ personal data and funds are safe. According to the message, the broker’s IT team works on enhancing the IT infrastructure to prevent future hacker attacks. In conclusion the broker advises its partners and clients to minimize their trading activities, while the server disruptions last.
Earlier this week Exness reported it was subject to series of DDoS attacks. Initially they affected certain areas of its website, particularly the deposit and withdrawal of funds section. In the middle of this week the attacks resumed and were aimed at the MetaTrader 4 servers of the broker. This caused slow connections and service disruptions.
It does not become clear whether the attacks are still continuing, or the broker is still dealing with the aftermath.
Exness offers trading in more than 120 currency pairs via the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) trading platforms.
Exness holds a license issued by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC). The group companies are also registered with the relevant regulatory bodies in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, and Sweden.