OREANDA-NEWS  By the end of 2023, the number of hacker computer DDoS attacks (distributed denial of service) on participants in the Russian credit and financial sector has decreased. This is reported in the report of the Central Bank (CB) "Overview of the main types of computer attacks in the financial sector in 2023."

Despite such dynamics, the regulator noted that computer DDoS attacks are still the most popular among intruders. They account for 41.2 percent of the total number of computer incidents analyzed.

In second place in terms of demand among hackers was the type of computer attacks using malicious software (VPO). Such attacks accounted for 34.3 percent of the incidents. Phishing mailings took the third place in the rating (15.26 percent), the Central Bank concluded.

Earlier, the regulator reported that by the end of 2023, cybercriminals stole a record 15.8 billion rubles from customers of Russian banks. This figure exceeded the previous maximum set in 2022 by 1.6 billion. In 12 months, financial organizations were able to prevent embezzlement of 5.8 trillion rubles. Despite this, the number of successful attacks by attackers increased by 33 percent over this period of time and amounted to 1.17 million.