And here go RUB 2 billion...

And here go RUB 2 billion…

Hackers have stolen RUB 2 billion ($31.4 million) from correspondent bank accounts at Bank of Russia, the country’s central bank.

The hackers managed to get access to the accounts by forging a client’s credentials, it is understood. The bank has revealed the criminals intended to take RUB 5 billion ($78.5 million), but did not succeed.

Special recommendations were sent out to banks in Russia by the central bank on how they should prepare for additional attacks.

Just a month or so ago, Bank of Russia revealed that five Russian banks were hit by a major DDoS cyberattack. Among these were state-owned Sberbank and Alfa-Bank (Russia’s largest privately-owned bank).