Hackers have suspended attacks on Russian banks

The Bank of Russia since April, there have been no documented evidence of the attempt of hackers to steal funds on correspondent accounts of credit institutions, reported the press service of the regulator in response to the request .

According to the Bank, from September 2015 to March 2016, the hackers tried to steal the funds on correspondent accounts of banks 21 times. The total amount of attempted theft amounted to 2.87 billion rubles, thus able to prevent the theft of 1.6 billion rubles, reported the press service of the Bank of Russia.

Earlier, the Central Bank reported that the most common fraud scheme was a mass mailing with the virus via e-mail. The attackers, including, sent letters to banks on behalf of the Central Bank. After the Bank employee opened it in the mail, it contained malicious software is carried out scanning the internal network and loaded a special program, allowing to get access to the software equipment of the Bank. This allowed the fraudsters to access the Bank and carry out unauthorized operations, including withdrawals of banks with correspondent accounts in the Central Bank.

To assign the citizens ‘ money, the crooks also used the copycat websites offering to get them to pay utility bills, traffic police fines, to issue credit and so on. According to the Bank for the year has been blocked the work of about 120 such phishing sites.

In the second half of 2015 and first half 2016 FinCERT also recorded the growing interest of the attackers to the self-service devices such as ATMs and POS-terminals. According to the regulator, over the last eight months, the criminals have stolen through these devices is about 100 million rubles.