Saturday, April 11, 2015

The virus for Android to hit 30 thousand clients of Sberbank – Kommersant

According to the agency FlashNord, 20-30 thousand clients of Sberbank in the regions have been victims of scams that stole money from attached to the mobile phone number of bank cards using Virus Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.svpeng.a. In the management of “K” the Russian Interior Ministry reported the arrest of the creator of the virus – a 25-year resident of the Chelyabinsk region and his four accomplices. According to preliminary police data, the amount of damage avoided bank customers of more than 50 million rubles. In turn, the press service of the Savings Bank of information about the mass cancellation of funds from customer accounts do not support.

«Somewhere 20-30 thousand injured,” – FlashNord said a source in one of the regional offices of the Ministry of Interior.

According to the agency, all victims of scams use smartphones based on Android, with which the virus using stolen funds with telephone numbers attached to cards Sberbank. Moreover, sms-messages to write off assets blocked malware.

According to investigators, the creator of the virus Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.svpeng.a, through which the stolen money from the card, is 25-year-old resident of the Chelyabinsk region. After the arrest of a young man and his four co-defendant began to confess. They were charged under articles 158 (theft) and 273 (creation, use and distribution of malicious computer programs) of the Criminal Code, as verified by their involvement in dozens of similar crimes. How do I find investigators, the stolen funds were transferred to other bank cards, which were seized during the searches.

The amount of damage avoided bank customers of more than 50 million rubles., Evaluated the Interior Ministry.

«In the last year in Russia arrested three groups of scams – Arkhangelsk, Samara and Yoshkar-Ola. Only preliminary damage Samara group of about 200 million rubles, the total damage that continues to grow, unknown “, – told the agency. According to him, the position of the Savings Bank in case of infection OS is as follows: for the use of Android without antivirus protection, the customer is responsible. To prevent fraud in March, the bank launched the application “Sberbank Online” for Android with built-in Antivirus, which upon detection of questionable software offers to delete it.

Savings Bank does not confirm information about the mass cancellation of funds from the accounts of customers using smartphones, reported the press service of the bank. “Currently, Sberbank does not note the increased background requests from customers, the information published in the media is checked,” – noted in the Savings Bank.

Dmitry Kozlov


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