Russia’s Central Bank reports DDoS-attack on major banks

The Russian Central Bank reported DDoS-attacks on a number of major banks.

The Russian Central Bank reported DDoS-attacks on a number of major banks.

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'The information was sent to the law enforcement authorities'

The Russian Central Bank reported DDoS-attacks on a number of major banks and passed the information to the law enforcement authorities, press service of the Central Bank told TASS on Nov. 10.

On Nov. 8, Sberbank fought off a series of powerful DDoS-attacks organized from dozens of countries. According to Vedomosti, Alfa Bank, Bank Moskvy (part of VTB), Rosbank, and the Moscow Exchange also faced similar attacks.

"Fincert (organization for combatting cybercrime - TASS) documents attacks on a number of major banks. Bot networks from the so-called Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices were involved in the attacks. These were average-power attacks. Availability of banks’ services was not compromised. The information was sent to the law enforcement authorities," press service of the Central Bank said.

Source: TASS

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