The Russian Bank was first attacked through the international SWIFT system

In the Russian Federation on 15 December for the first time was hacking at the Bank with the withdrawal of money abroad through the international transmission of financial information SWIFT. About it reports “Kommersant”.

Information on successful cyber attack was confirmed by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. The name of the Bank and the amount of damage not disclosed, but sources indicate that a recent audit of the Central Bank revealed serious problems with information security in the attacked Bank.

Feature of the attack that the funds were derived through the SWIFT system, which is still in Russia, the hackers have not used.

According to preliminary data, the attack involved the grouping of Cobalt. The penetration of the Bank occurred through malware that was distributed by the group a few weeks ago on the banks, which is typical for Cobalt. As specified in the international company, which specializiruetsya on preventing and investigating crimes using high technology Group-IB, the average interval from penetration to withdrawal is three to four weeks, the average amount of theft of 100 million rubles.

SWIFT allows banks and corporations to exchange financial messages worldwide. For payments within Russia, there are other ways of working, but international transactions impossible without a SWIFT.




The Russian Bank was first attacked through the international SWIFT system 19.12.2017

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