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Group behind FinCERT Phishing attacks in Russia have stolen billions of dollars since August

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    The group responsible for the Phishing attacks in Russia earlier this week started by targeting banking clients, before looking towards the bigger prize by going after the banks themselves.

    Since August of 2015, the group has conducted 13 successful attacks resulting in losses of more than ₽1.86 billion RUB ($27.4M USD).

    The group is called Buhtrap. Earlier this morning, Salted Hash examined their most recent attack, where they targeted Russian banks by pretending to be FinCERT – the security arm of the Russian Central Bank.

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