Central Bank spoke about cyberattacks on banks in August and September

Central Bank spoke about cyberattacks on banks in August and September

About 15 banks in the Russian Federation were subjected to cyber attacks in August and early September, in this regard, the financial industry needs to interact with telecom operators. This was stated by the First Deputy Head of the Bank of Russia Information Security Department Artem Sychev during the ARB videoconference “XIV Russian National Banking Forum in the Balkans”.

According to him, these were several DDoS attacks. “Most of these attacks were automatically repelled by the means that financial organizations have,” Sychev said.

The Bank of Russia Computer Attack Response Monitoring Center also helped to cope with the attacks, which quickly notified banks about the attacks and connected telecom operators to solving problems, which helped to quickly redirect traffic and enable tools that filter malicious traffic.

Sychev also noted that not a single bank in Russia that faced cyber attacks lost its performance.

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