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Dozens of Russian banks Phished by crooks pretending to be FinCERT

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 17, 2016.

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    Dozens of banks in Russia were targeted this week by hackers pretending to be the security arm of the Russian Central Bank, FinCERT. While Phishing attacks against banks in Russia are nothing new, one posing as the center that's supposed to defend banks against attacks like this is worth looking at.

    On March 14, shady individuals registered fincert.net, a false URL that - at a glance - would lead one to believe the domain is owned by FinCERT. However, fincert.net isn't their domain; it's actually cbr.ru.

    FinCERT is a department of the Russian Central Bank. It was created after a 2014 order by the Russian Security Council called for the creation of a center that would respond to cyber-based fraud and attacks. Since going online, FinCERT has become a major player in Russia as far as banking and information security are concerned.

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