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Experts of the company Group-IB announced a massive hacker attack on Russian banks and industrial enterprises. As reported in a press release received by the editors”.ru”, the perpetrators acted under the guise of public organizations.
The attackers sent the victims of more than 11 million emails containing the virus RTM. This Trojan is designed to steal money from payment systems using Bank services.
Malware infects the victim’s computer after she opens a letter attached to the file. Then, the criminals will create a fake payment order. One successful attack can bring cyber criminals about 1.1 million rubles.
In the newsletter, the hackers pretend to be employees of state institutions. Among the fake “senders” — the Ministry of labour and social development, the courts, prosecutors, management and Supervisory bodies. The registration of letters, copies of official correspondence.
Mass mailing of e-mails began in September and continues to this day. The main danger of such an attack in its duration. It is known that at the moment the attack is successfully reflected by the majority banks.
Virus RTM is actively using the same name, the hacker group. The criminal Association known in 2015, their main target is big companies. Among the possible victims, the specialists Group-IB called banks that do not use protection against targeted attacks.
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