VTB reported an increase in the number of “hybrid” attacks by fraudsters on bank customers

The number of fraudulent attacks on bank clients has grown by 1.5 times in the first nine months of 2021, and every seventh case is of a “hybrid” nature – it combines methods of social engineering and phishing, Anatoly Pechatnikov, Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Management Board, told reporters at a press conference. …

“Increasingly, fraudsters are using the combined nature of attacks: today it is used for every seventh attempt to withdraw funds from clients,” he said.

According to VTB, social engineering and phishing account for 94% of all fraudulent attacks. At the same time, over the past year, the share of the first method has decreased threefold for threats associated with card transactions, and by a third – for online transfers. However, the share of phishing, on the contrary, increased: 10 times – for cards, four times – for remote channels.

Pechatnikov added that since the beginning of 2021, VTB has repelled more than 850,000 fraudulent attacks, protecting 12 billion rubles. clients – 62% more than in the same period in 2020. In general, the bank’s specialists prevented theft from 70,000 users, blocking transfers by an average of 170,000 rubles. everyone has it.

The top manager of VTB recalled that most of the scammers use methods of deception and manipulation, including during lockdown and isolation. Bank employees never ask customers for passwords or data on accounts and cards, Pechatnikov emphasized.



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