Cyber ​​fraudsters stole 15.8 billion rubles from clients of Russian banks in 2023 | Society

Cyber ​​fraudsters stole 15.8 billion rubles from clients of Russian banks in 2023 |  Society


Cyber ​​fraudsters stole 15.8 billion rubles from bank clients in Russia in the past year, which is a record amount, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation reported.

“The attackers managed to carry out 1.17 million successful operations (33% more than in 2022) and steal 15.8 billion rubles <…> As a result, bank customer losses increased by 11.5%,” the report notes.

It is noted that the previous record for thefts from Russians was set in 2022, when, without the consent of bank clients, fraudsters carried out transactions worth 14.2 billion rubles.

“Last year, banks repelled 34.8 million attempts by cyber fraudsters to steal money from citizens,” the report says.

As a result, Russians managed to save 5.8 trillion rubles, the Bank of the Russian Federation reported.

The Central Bank believes that one of the likely reasons for the increase in thefts was more targeted and prepared attacks by telephone scammers.

Earlier, Honored Lawyer of Russia Ivan Solovyov said that scammers began to hide behind the Federal Tax Service in an attempt to deceive Russians.

Let us remind you that Rosfinmonitoring warned about a scheme of double deception of people by scammers. Telephone scammers first lure money from gullible citizens, and then offer to help them get it back, the department said.

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