Not a single Russian bank was disrupted due to the August cyberattack on the country’s financial sector, said Artem Sychev, First Deputy Head of the Information Security Department of the Bank of Russia. According to him, most banks have backup communication channels.
“I am for you as a representative of the regulator and as FinCERT (from CERT – computer emergency response team, computer emergency response team .— “B”) I can say that none of the banks, no one who was exposed to the attack, received service violations. Everyone worked as they do. Most have backup communication channels, and additional protection mechanisms at the level of communication providers were immediately activated. That is, no one had any interruptions, “Mr. Sychev told reporters (quoted by RIA Novosti).
Earlier, Sberbank said that in August it repelled “the world’s most powerful attack on the financial sector.” According to Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank, some other financial structures in Russia suffered losses of their efficiency as a result of this attack.