The press service of Bank VTB has informed “Interfax” that the websites of VTB group was subjected to a DDoS attack. “On the site of VTB group was implemented DDoS attack. The IT infrastructure is operating normally, Bank customers do not experience any difficulties”, — said the representative of VTB.
In a press-service of the group reported that they did not noted the trend in active withdrawal and early termination of contracts on deposits on Friday and weekends. The offices of VTB group banks operating in normal mode.
The Federal security service (FSB) on 2 December reported that the largest Russian banks in dozens of cities have become targets of large-scale cyber attacks, which will begin from December 5. The FSB noted that the attack prepared by foreign special services, and server capacity and command centers for their conduct located in the Netherlands and owned by Ukrainian hosting company BlazingFast.
According to Russian intelligence services, cyber attack must be accompanied by a mass sending provocative SMS messages and stuffing in social networks of information about bankruptcy and the withdrawal of licenses from the leading banks and the credit crisis and financial system.
The Bank of Russia has stressed that it has all the information about the threat of cyber attacks on the financial system of Russia and gave necessary guidance to the banks.
Earlier on Monday, the press service of VTB group, said that banks do not record the attack on their resources and work in a regular mode. Sberbank reported that cyber threats did not affect his work.
Sunday GenBank, 50% of which possess the power of the Crimea and Sevastopol, has announced that it will temporarily disable the ATMs. The reason it was called the impending cyber attack on the Russian banking system, and the objective — “prevent unauthorized transactions and loss of clients’ funds.” Monday GenBank announced the restoration of the ATMs.