Hackers infected with a virus, by which the stolen customer accounts of Russian banks, 340,000 Android-based smartphones. This writes RBC with reference to the joint release of the “K” the Russian Interior Ministry and the company Group-IB, dealing with the prevention and investigation of cybercrime.
The representative of the Group-IB Dmitry Volkov did not specify what the customers of banks were victims of fraud. It is known that the actions of attackers suffered 30 thousand clients of Sberbank.
According to the release, the hackers called their program “5th Reich.” The control system used Nazi symbols, in connection with which a criminal group codenamed “Fascists».
Earlier, on April 11 of the “K” the Russian Interior Ministry reported the arrest of alleged creator of the virus for the mobile platform Android. The charge of theft and malware creation was charged 25-year-old resident of the Chelyabinsk region and four of his alleged accomplices. According to the Group-IB, in four residents of the Chelyabinsk region seized laptops, cell phones and SIM cards. The amount of damage, according to preliminary data, is over 50 million.
The investigation believes that they have developed the virus Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.svpeng.a, smote mobile device clients. Hackers spread malware through sites “for adults” – on the phone of the victim was placed fake Flash-Player. After installing the virus to seek balance tied to the phone bank card and transfer of funds to the accounts of fraudsters. In this case, the incoming SMS-messages were hidden from the user.
The fact that tens of thousands of users of the service “Mobile Banking” from Sberbank were victims of fraud, it was revealed on April 11. In the Savings Bank denied reports of stolen funds of their clients, but promised to verify this information. In addition, representatives of the Savings Bank indicated that the protection of mobile devices against viruses is the responsibility of customers who take risks, if the phone is not protected Antivirus.
RBC notes that in March the head of Sberbank German Gref told about identifying service Security Bank network of 350 thousand infected smartphone platform Android, controlled by fraudsters from Ukraine. It was only about clients of Sberbank, while the total number of infected mobile devices German Gref did not mention.