Hackers in January-September increased the number of attacks on clients of banks 6 times

Хакеры в январе-сентябре увеличили число атак на клиентов банков в 6 раз

Hackers in the first three quarters of 2016, tried to push through remote channels of banking service 103,1 thousands of unauthorized transactions by debiting customers Bank that in 6,1 times more than in the same period last year (16,9 thousand operations), the statistics of the CBR.

“The increase in the number of reported incidents due to the rapid increase in the number of individuals – users of the Internet service and mobile banking. In many cases, cyber crime against individuals is quite simple ways, typically using methods of social engineering (methods that encourage clients to provide information necessary for the implementation of remittances on their behalf),” said the Central Bank.

The amount of funds at the same time, which the hackers tried to steal from Bank customers by remote channels of Bank service in 2016 was approximately 1.7 times less than in the same period last year and amounted to 2.4 billion rubles.

In particular, the attackers tried to steal from legal entities 1.13 billion rubles, individuals — 1.25 billion rubles. In the first three quarters of last year, hackers tried to withdraw nearly three times more legal entities was 3.18 billion rubles, but about a third less of natural persons 954,8 million rubles.

However, if most of the illegal operations with funds of legal entities both in the past and this year managed to stop, almost all unauthorized transactions in the accounts of citizens hackers were able to hold. Just in the first three quarters of 2015, the hackers had unauthorized transactions in the amount of 2.16 billion rubles, including 856,9 million rubles on accounts of natural persons and 1.3 billion rubles on accounts of legal entities. This year, the attackers went to 1.62 billion rubles of Bank customers, including 1.23 billion rubles citizens and 387,11 million rubles legal entities. Accordingly, despite a sixfold increase in the number of attacks, the attackers were able this year to steal less than a quarter of funds of Bank customers.

Hackers attack not only Bank customers, but also financial institutions themselves. In the beginning of 2016, attacks were recorded on the workstation client of the Bank of Russia, which is used by financial institutions. Hackers as a result trying to steal from the correspondent accounts opened with the Bank of Russia of 2.87 billion rubles. Thus managed to prevent the theft of 1.67 billion.