CB: attempted attacks virus-ransomware on the banks of the Russian Federation have so far been fruitless


MOSCOW, may 13. /TASS/. The center for monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the financial sphere of the Bank of Russia (Finart) not yet recorded cases of compromising information resources of Russian credit organizations in the attack of the virus-blocker may 12. This was reported to journalists in the press service of the Bank of Russia.

“Fincert recorded a mass mailing banks of the malicious software of the first and second type. However, the facts compromising the resources of credit institutions are not fixed”, – is spoken in the comment of the press service.

Journalists reported that in mid-April, Fincert sent to the participants of the information exchange of data on signs of compromise (a situation in which the data of the IT resource is a natural or legal person become known to another person, resulting in continued use of the resource becomes unsafe and can lead to unauthorized owner and user transactions with him, for example, theft of money) and how to identify and counter malicious software type “shifrovalshchik”. In addition, in early may, a similar notice was sent in respect of a type of malware (cobalt strike), noted in a press-service of the regulator.

May 12, 2017 a significant number of computers in the world were attacked with virus-blocker (or a virus-the extortioner), which requires the transfer of money for unlock with the operating system. Russia was attacked the computers of major companies and Federal ministries, including Sberbank, MegaFon, the interior Ministry and the emergencies Ministry.

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