Sberbank: Real loss from hackers may exceed official data 10Ц20 times
MOSCOW, Feb 20 (PRIME) -- Officially announced losses of RussiaТs banking system from hackers may be below the real amount by 10Ц20 times, Stanislav Kuznetsov, deputy chairman of Sberbank, the countryТs biggest bank, said on Tuesday.
УWe carried out a comparative analysis of some segments of the economy and concluded that the official data could fail to correspond to the real volume of damage from 10 to 20 times. ItТs unlikely that anyone could count losses from hackers when banks keep thefts a secret. This is why this error rate can apply to official figures released by the central bank,Ф Kuznetsov said.
УAs to Sberbank, we have a cyber protection system built on several levels. Last year, in July, the banking system of the Russian Federation was attacked by so-called СdormantТ viruses that can manage operating systems. We registered such attacks, but they were continued later, in autumn, and a number of banks were hit.Ф
The central bank said earlier in February that hackers orchestrated 11 successful attacks on Russian banks in 2017 with the Cobalt Strike virus and stole 1.156 billion ruble.
Kuznetsov said that losses could be avoided if banks have a well-established information exchange.
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