The Central Bank assessed the impact of cyber attacks on the Russian financial system

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotosencibilization. Archival photoThe Central Bank assessed the impact of cyber attacks on the Russian financial system© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Mass attack of viruses encoders that occurred in 2017, almost unaffected by the financial system of Russia, said Deputy head of the main Directorate of security and information protection, Bank of Russia Artem Sychev.

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All proygressive»If you evaluate the incidents, we have this situation pleased, because attacks of these encoders to the banking industry passed in the background. Even not very large banks that can’t pay much attention to information security, was able to repel such attacks. The financial system little or no damage these attacks have caused,» said Sychev at the conference on cyber security.

«From this we conclude that the basic requirements of information security in banks are being implemented,» he added.

CB representative said that this was possible because of the active collaboration of the regulator and banks. «This is serious work, on the one hand, we, as the regulator, which is serious enough attention to information security in the financial sector in General, on the other hand, this is a serious work of financial institutions, because for most of them information system is the basis of life», — said Sychev.

Sychev at the end of September told journalists that the Russian banks are exposed to cyber attacks 2-3 times a week, and the fraudsters «interesting» not only financial institutions from the top 100, but not as large market participants. The most recent attacks, he said, was the virus, Cobalt Strike.

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