OREANDA-NEWS  On Thursday, November 15, experts of the Group-IB company recorded mass mailing of the malicious letters directed by malefactors in several tens Russian banks under the guise of official messages of the Central Bank.

"Letters with the theme "information of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation" offers to the recipient to read the ruling of the regulator "On the unification of the format of electronic Bank messages of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation" and to proceed immediately to the execution of the "order", — stated in the message of Group-IB.

The company explained that the style and design of phishing emails were almost identical to the official messages of the Bank of Russia, but were sent from a fake address of the regulator.

In "Kaspersky Lab" confirmed the fact of phishing mailing, which was disguised as a notification from the Central Bank. "The mention of a state organization in such cases is a very common practice. It is important to understand that the real resources of the regulator have not been affected and remain protected, fake letters usually only repeat the design and style of the text. This newsletter was part of the targeted attack The Silence", - explained the leading anti-virus expert "Kaspersky Lab" Sergey Golovanov.

The Bank of Russia said that it was aware of these attacks. "The participants of the information exchange with FinCert were warned about them. Since July, FinCert has been using an automated incident processing system for information exchange, which allows for the secure and rapid exchange of information on incidents and transactions carried out without the consent of the client on the basis of the "Feed-Antifraud" database. The backup channel of information delivery is the e-mail channel. All messages sent by e — mail, signed by EDS [digital signature] FinCert",-said in the press service of the regulator.

According to Group-IB, the recipients of phishing emails were at least 52 banks in Russia and at least five banks abroad, and the total number of attacked banks may exceed one hundred.

Yesterday the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) was subjected to a hacker attack.