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Nabiullina: the fight against hackers is a key priority of the Central Bank

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Nabiullina: the fight against hackers is a key priority of the Central Bank

Nabiullina: the fight against hackers is a key priority of the Central Bank
October 06
10:30 2016

The head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina said that the opposition to cybercriminals was one of the main priorities in the work of the regulator.

“The fight against cybercrime is a key priority,” – this statement was previously made by the head of the Central Bank. Nabiullina noted that there was a need to strengthen the security of the financial system against the hackers’ attacks. Earlier in August the international system of bank payments SWIFT told about new daring cyber attacks directed against the SWIFT bank clients. Some of these attacks were successful. The report says that some clients have lost their money. SWIFT doesn’t give the details of the “successful” attacks, but it is said that a variety of banks on the planet have become their victims.

In February this year cybercriminals were able to open a secure bank messaging system and steal $ 81 million from the account of the Central Bank of Bangladesh in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. They managed to transfer these funds to the account in the Philippines. Attackers were going to steal $ 951 million, but some operations were successfully prevented.

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