The Bank of Russia website and the website of the Agency on insurance of contributions (ASV) about 20:00 on Tuesday, 14 February, was unavailable. As of 22:05 GMT both sites were not working. The cause of the failure is still unknown. The press service of the Central Bank and ASV at the time of publication had not responded to the request .
A source close to the leadership of the FSB, said that we can talk about large-scale DDoS attack, but other details were not disclosed, saying only that the matter engaged the staff of the Centre for information security intelligence.
However, the sites of the largest Russian banks operate in the same mode. “We’ve seen no failures”, — said the head of security for a Bank the top 5.
A technical glitch occurred on the background of the forum on information security, which takes place with the participation of representatives of the major banks and the Bank of Russia at the sanatorium “Jubilee” in Magnitogorsk (Bashkortostan).
At the end of last year, the Central Bank reported about DDoS-attacks on financial institutions, including the Central Bank. “The aim of the attacks was the disruption of services and, consequently, the undermining of confidence in these organizations. These attacks were notable for the fact that it was the first large-scale use in Russia of Internet of things. Mainly in the attack were involved in the online video camera and home routers,” said in an interview with the chief of the main Directorate of security and information protection, Bank of Russia Artem Sychev.