Banks told how sanctions affected the activity of fraudsters

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Banks told how sanctions affected the activity of fraudsters
Banks told how sanctions affected the activity of fraudsters
8 April, 10:36SocietyPhoto: 1MI
In March, scammers called their victims less often, but more often deceived them using fake online stores with goods at a discount. Major banks appreciated the change in the scheme of scammers against their customers last month amid anti-Russian sanctions.

According to RBC, VTB noted significant changes in the situation on the banking market during February and March, but the activity of fraudsters remained at a high level. Since the beginning of the year, attackers have tried to steal 5.6 billion rubles, which is almost twice as much as last year. In February and March, 150,000 attacks worth 3.6 billion rubles were blocked. In March, the number of reflected threats doubled compared to last March.

Alfa-Bank and Gazprombank noted that, on the contrary, since the end of February, the activity of fraudsters has decreased.

Post Bank pointed to a decrease in the share of social engineering - fraud through phone calls - in February and March of this year. However, according to experts, the number of fraudulent transactions with already compromised cards has increased, when the payment was made through an online store by entering an SMS password. Such fraud increased by 40%.

The Kapersky Lab noted that the number of users who encountered phishing mailings has increased in Mary.

According to the sources of the publication in the cybersecurity market, the decrease in fraudulent calls in March may be due to the fact that some of these call centers were located in Ukraine.

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