Today, 6 December, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation spoke about the upcoming hacker attacks that can happen before the New year. This was announced by Deputy head of the main Directorate of security and information protection, Bank of Russia Artem Sychev in conversation with the representative of «Russian newspaper».
According to him, the timing is that before the New year starts at the peak of payments, and the attention of Bank employees decreases. He said that currently fell sharply the activity of mass mailings with Cobalt Strike. Sychev believes that this may be due to the fact that they prepare something «unpleasant by the end of the year.»
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He noted that, despite the fact that in 2017 increase in the number of hacking attempts, theft of funds, their effectiveness is diminished. In addition, Artem Sychev said that the attacks exposed not only banks, but also their partners.
IReactor previously wrote about the fact that the Central Bank of Russia deprived of licenses from two Russian banks.