The Russian company specializing in solving cybercrime Group-IB announced the discovery of the hacking group that allegedly collected on behalf of other countries information for the imposition of sanctions against Russian citizens.
On it informs RBC with reference to sources, reports “Ukrainian truth”.
It is noted that for findings of hackers has been “2-3 cases of imposition of sanctions.”
“In Russia there are several hacker groups, the purpose of which is the search of citizens of the Russian Federation, in respect of which it is possible to impose sanctions of the USA and other countries”, – quotes Agency the head of Group-IB Ilya Sachkov.
“Their job is to fill us sanctions lists, and not to steal money from the Bank. Is another objective of the attack,” he added.
According to him, there are a few Pro-government hacker groups, which collect information about individuals and structures, which can be used to replenish the sanctions list of the different countries and not only USA and the EU.
According to sources, hackers break into banks, supposedly to identify their customers, against which it would be possible to impose sanctions.
“They study in the first place their accounts, and the amount and direction of transactions,” he said.
This information confirmed the Agency and the other interlocutor in the field of cybersecurity.
It is reported that the head of the Central Bank of cybersecurity “Fnart” Artem Kalashnikov refused to comment on this topic, but the press service of the official request is not answered.
“Group-IB information about specific instances of hacker attacks in Russia with the purpose of introduction of sanctions to direct not steel,” – says the publication.
It is reported that the hacking group are working not only in Russia.
The company added that the top 3 countries of origin of the active Pro-government hacking group includes China, North Korea and Iran.
Earlier it was reported that because of the aggressive actions in the Kerch Strait Russia will receive several packages of new serious sanctions.
We will remind, on November 25 in the Kerch Strait, the Russian border guards fired at the Ukrainian military ship and seized two small armored artillery boat “Berdyansk” and “Nikopol” and RAID tug “Yana Kapu”, with 24 sailors, 3 of which were injured.