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Hackers steal 2 billion rubles at Russia's central bank
« on: December 04, 2016, 09:58 »
Hackers steal 2 billion rubles at Russia's central bank

Hackers in 2016 stole 2 billion rubles -- equivalent to $31 million -- from accounts that banks keep at Russia's central bank.

 The Bank of Russia confirmed the cyberattacks and the extent of the losses to CNNMoney on Friday.

Hackers had tried to steal 5 billion rubles, but the central banking authority managed to stop them and redirect the funds, according to central bank security executive Artiom Sychev.

"We were lucky to return some of money," said a central bank spokesperson.

The hackers targeted commercial banks, but they also stole cash from their clients, the central bank reported.

The central bank did not say when the cyberheists occurred, but said they took place over 2016. They also did not say how hackers moved the funds. But so far, the attack bears some similarity to a recent string of heists that has targeted the worldwide financial system.



Source and more; http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/02/technology/russia-central-bank-hack/index.html