The Central Bank has predicted a reorientation of hacker attacks on exchanges

In 2017, the hackers will redirect their attacks from banks to exchanges, says the head of the center for monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the financial sector the Bank of Russia (FinCert) Dmitry Frolov.

“We expect that the attack on the stock exchange will be strengthened. If built in the banks policy, it is somehow valid, then exchange a lot of problems,” — said Frolov in the framework of the forum on cyber security “Infoforum-2017” (quoted by TASS).

Chapter FinCert noted that hacker attacks on exchanges can be not only economic but also political consequences.

The increased danger of such attacks indicated the chief adviser of the company “Russian high technologies” Andrey Kurilo, who previously held the post of Deputy head of the Directorate of security and information protection CB. According to him, the main threat is not even the theft of money itself, but stop trading, is able to provoke chaos.

“Got system — where to go? Ago? Forward? Some operations are gone — how to restore them? Terrible thing, really. Much more serious than simple theft of money,” said Kurylo.

In early 2016, the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov pointed to the risk of widespread computer systems, investment Advisory service, Robo-advisors (robo-advisor), which can be intercepted by hackers.

“If I send a virus and I know that he will be advised to sell the shares of “Gazprom”, I sell them first, open a short position and benefited from it. Therefore, interference in the work of Robo-advisors will give rise to new types of fraud,” — said Shvetsov.