SRI: Many Romanian banks under cyber attack this summer

Newsroom 19/08/2018 | 07:30

The Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) announced that its cyberintelligence unit, the Cyberint National Center (CNC), possesses certain data and information, including technical data, that some financial institutions in Romania have been subjected to cyber attacks from June to August of this year.

Recently, other SRI partner institutions have identified, in their countries of origin, the imminence of massive cyber-attacks on several financial systems in the world. According to the CNC analysis, hackers use multiple attack tools, including some of the Cobalt Strike arsenal, which are associated with an eastern source cyber crime group.

One of the methods used by attackers, says SRI, is to withdraw money, eliminating withdrawal limits for bank accounts.

Daily, the release said, thousands of cyber attacks target institutions, entities and people in the virtual space, and cyber attacks against financial institutions have risen in recent years.

“Attackers use Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) techniques to gain access to information systems, and then find ways to tap access information,” SRI explains.

Against these complex cyber attacks, SRI has already provided support to financial institutions to evaluate, attribute and counteract their potential effects.

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