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

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 8, 2016 in Industry News

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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