At a conference on Thursday, law enforcement-authorized experts said hackers were increasingly attacking Russia’s state-run IT infrastructure to mine cryptocurrencies.
According to Nikolai Murashev, deputy director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Events, hackers are actively using the IT infrastructure of Russian government agencies, defense contractors, medical entities and research institutes of the Mining Institute. He was speaking at the Moscow Inforform conference, although he did not provide specific details about the attack, the TASS news agency reported. Report.
At the same time, researchers at the group-IB Cybersecurity Firm say that crypto mining is actually one of the most popular ways for hackers to raise funds worldwide and especially in Russia. According to Group-IBTrends in high-tech crime 2020-22021Encrypting malware is a major cybersecurity threat to companies, the report said, published last November.
Pavel Sedakov, a spokesman for Group-IB, told KoenDesk: “Even the hacker group that previously attacked banks using card processing, ATMs and Swift using encrypting malware. Apparently, he said, the attackers are now claiming that the victims will pay twice: both for decrypting the data and not disclosing it online.
Sometimes, government employees themselves use access to My to Crypto on the computer. In December of 2019, Murashov Dr. Two Russian nationals were tried for using government IT infrastructure, including municipal water utility companies, for mining. Also in 2019, Serve had several employees in the experimental physics of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute Punished Penalties and imprisonment time for computer excavations in the nuclear research lab.
The National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents was created in 2018 by the Federal Security Service (FSB) to protect the infrastructure of important parts of Russia. The FSB also oversees everything related to cryptography, including the use of cryptography by Russian government entities. Enterprise blockchain projects.