CB: virus attacks WannaCry was no political subtext

MOSCOW, may 15. /TASS/. To talk about the political context of the world of a cyber attack carried out by unknown hackers using the virus WannaCry 12 may, is not necessary. This was stated on air of TV channel “Russia 24” Deputy head of the main Directorate of security and information protection, Bank of Russia Artem Sychev.

“I think in this case to speak about any political implication of such attacks probably don’t have,” he said, noting that the virus affected both state and non-state actors.

Sychev also noted that methods of attack indicate its lack of preparedness. “If training on the other side of the barricades were built a little differently, obviously you would expect more serious problems,” he said.

About global hacking attack on computers in more than 70 countries, it became known on Friday evening. Hackers have infected computers with virus-blocker (or a virus – the extortioner), which requires the transfer of money for unlock with the operating system.

In Russia were attacked system emergencies Ministry, interior Ministry, mobile operators MegaFon, VimpelCom, Russian Railways, Sberbank. Later, the Center of monitoring and responding to computer attacks in the financial sphere of the Bank of Russia confirmed the cases of hacker attacks on banks, but assured that they were unsuccessful.