Hackers spear phish dozens of Russian banks, posing as FinCert

TASS reports:

Hackers attacked dozens of Russian banks by sending letters on behalf of FinCert on Tuesday, March 15, Kaspersky Lab said in a report on Wednesday.

FinCert is a structure of the Central Bank, which warns financial institutions of cyber threats.

“On March 15, dozens of Russian banks became targets of cyberattacks by means of sending malicious messages to electronic addresses of their employees. The peculiarity of this attack was that cybercriminals posed as FinCert, a special department of the Central Bank, created about a year ago to inform Russian banks on security incidents in the financial sector,”- according to the report.

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