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Banks of the Russian Federation has undergone more than 20 major cyberteam in the period from June 2015 to may 2016

Banks of the Russian Federation has undergone more than 20 major cyberteam in the period from June 2015 to may 2016

by sigismund » 2016-07-20 11:29:59


cyber attacks the attackers tried to kidnap 2.87 billion rubles.


According to a report by the Center for monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the financial sphere (FinCERT), in the period from June 2015 to may 2016 there were more than 20 large-scale cyber attacks on payment systems of credit organizations of the Russian Federation. In the course of the fraudulent campaigns of criminals tried to kidnap 2.87 billion rubles.

With the assistance of the banks and law enforcement experts FinCERT prevented the theft of more than 1.5 billion rubles. On the fact of theft 12 criminal cases and was able to neutralize several criminal groups.

Often for cheating individuals, the attackers used phishing sites. On such resources, users are offered products or services on behalf of various organizations and government agencies, for example, to check traffic fines and loan processing. For the year FinCERT managed to block about 120 of phishing domains in. RU zone.

Criminals also used fake SMS ostensibly on behalf of the Central Bank or credit institutions (particularly popular mailing using numbers 8-800). Turning to the coordinates specified in the message number answer scammers, collecting users ' personal data, including surname, name, patronymic, address, credit card number, PIN and CVV-code.

In the second half of 2015 and first half of 2016 in the attacks, the attackers often used the ATMs and POS-terminals. Using these self-service devices over the past 8 months was stolen about 100 thousand roubles. According to FinCERT, the aim of cyberattacks are also often system of remote banking services.

Information security professionals focus on the human factor in cyber-attacks. Many employees of financial institutions themselves opened letters from unverified sources. With the help of infected messages, the attackers loaded the system with malware.

Qoute:"Scheme of theft of funds become more sophisticated. Scammers quickly improve their methods, and they used technology modifierade", – said the Deputy head of the Main Directorate of security and information protection, Bank of Russia Artem Sychev.
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