Hackers tried to withdraw from Bank «GLOBEKS» $75 million, the sources said

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in fotosencibilizationHackers tried to withdraw from Bank «GLOBEKS» $75 million, the sources said© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

Cyber criminals last week tried to withdraw from Bank «GLOBEKS», a subsidiary Bank of VEB, $ 75 million through the channels of the international system of transmission of financial messages and payments SWIFT, but they managed to steal only 80 million rubles, told RIA Novosti the three sources in the banking market.

This week it became known that in Russia 15 December for the first time carried out a successful attack on the Bank with a withdrawal of funds via SWIFT, the victim of which was a Bank «GLOBEKS». The President of Bank «GLOBEKS» Valery Ovsyannikov on Wednesday confirmed the attempted hack attack, noting that customer funds were not injured.

«Hackers tried to withdraw from Bank «GLOBEKS» about 75 million dollars, stole them actually, but SWIFT on their systems stopped the transaction. However, 80 million rubles really gone. The Bank is likely to back losses to the customers,» said one of the sources.

Two other source confirmed this information. «I infected them long ago, had warned them long ago, the withdrawal was through the channel of SWIFT, they put the virus through the mail,» explained another source.

According to the third interviewee, the funds taken out SWIFT channel through a long chain of foreign banks. «SWIFT has a protection system that they have significantly improved. SWIFT on their systems stopped the transaction» — he said.

«To withdraw money easy, click — and there is no money, they are already on another account. And that’s how they then withdraw, to cash is the most difficult. The long time need to search long chains, two thousand «droppers» (criminals, who directly cash stolen by hackers, the money — ed), which will come at the same time from different ATMs across the country and each one will receive a piece of those bred billion is difficult,» — said the Agency interlocutor.