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Latest attack against Russian bank employees highlights the threat to financial institutions

[vc_row parallax=”” parallax_image=”” row_type=”row” type=”full_width” anchor=”” in_content_menu=”” content_menu_title=”” content_menu_icon=”” text_align=”left” video=”” video_overlay=”” video_overlay_image=”” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_image=”” background_image=”” section_height=”” background_color=”” border_color=”” padding=”” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” more_button_label=”” less_button_label=”” button_position=”” color=”” css_animation=”” transition_delay=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The employees of at least six Russian banks were recently the target of a well-crafted email attack where hackers masqueraded as the Russian Central Bank to trick them into installing malware.

The incident is the latest in a string of malware attacks against financial institutions over the past year. Together they signal a shift in focus for many cybercriminal groups, from stealing money from bank customers to stealing money directly from banks themselves.

 

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