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Hackers stole $ 31 million from Central Bank of Russia, - CNN
12:16, 3 December 2016
Hackers stole $ 31 million from Central Bank of Russia, - CNN

The Central Bank denies this information

12:16, 3 December 2016

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Hackers have stolen 2 billion rubles from the accounts of the Central Bank of Russia (about $ 31 million, - Ed.). It is reported by CNN TV channel, claiming that information was confirmed by the Central Bank.

In total hackers were planning to steal 5 billion rubles, but the central bank was able to repel the attack and redirect part of the funds.

"We were lucky that we managed to return the money" - said Deputy Chief of Security and Information Protection of Bank Artyom Sychov.

He does not specify exactly when the attack occurred and how hackers brought money.

At the same time, as reported by "TASS", the Central Bank denied the information on  stolen by hackers 2 billion rubles from the correspondent accounts of the CBR.

"Information on the theft of 2 billion rubles from the Bank of Russia correspondent accounts as a result of hacker attack is not true. In the Financial Stability Review, which was presented on yesterday evening, it was about the loss suffered by the commercial banks and their customers as a result of hacker attacks for the whole 2016 year ", - quotes" Tass " the press service of the regulator.

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