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In Group-IB predicted long-term growth of cybercrime in Russia

Pandemic coronavirus could be the impetus for long-term growth of cybercrime in Russia, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

The expert compared the current situation with the crisis of 1990-ies when many Russians, including those from disadvantaged families, out of work, but now with the development of the Internet descriptions of the offences were available online.

Ilya Sachkov: if the data was leaked, they will remain there forever

Pandemic coronavirus planted home the whole world, but untied the hands of cyber criminals, who immediately reacted to a new reality. About new methods in the Arsenal of hackers, what threats should prepare global companies to protect their data and wallet in the network, why can not reduce vigilance on remote, people often attack the virus-coders, what cyberhooliganism can arrange the students during the exam and how to recognize that calling you a crook, in an interview with RIA Novosti said the head of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov. Interviewed By Mariam Baghdasaryan.

Head of Group-IB advised how to protect your data from cyberhawks

The Russians can protect their data and money from hackers, leaving less information about themselves online and using complex passwords, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

According to him, people need to leave as little personal information about themselves on the Internet. "For example, a customer of the Bank you are, what banking services are. Do not upload photos and scans of your documents and Bank cards in social networks," said Sachkov.

Group-IB have uncovered a new scheme of cyber attacks on banks and companies

Internet attackers have found a new method of attacks on banks and companies - distributed for a long time attack to conduct sabotage or espionage, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

The attack can be distributed for a long time, even for several years: in 2017, made the first action, in 2018 - the second in 2019 - the third, in 2020 the fourth, therefore, to link these actions to a serial chain is very difficult, explained nets.

In Group-IB told about malicious emails on the topic COVID-19

Most of the malicious mailings on the topic of pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 contain spyware, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

In April, Group-IB reported that since the beginning of the month, the number of cyber incidents in the world increased by 73% in comparison with March, with growth in March on a monthly basis already amounted to 80%.

Group-IB: many hackers during a pandemic showed ethics

Many computer hackers during a pandemic coronavirus "demonstrated ethics" and did not attack the information system of the Russian medical institutions, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

"There was some kind of rare for our observations of ethics, as if considering what was happening, it realized that the Russian medical institutions - a matter of life or death for many people... This, of course, my assumption, I wouldn't associate with hackers, but I noticed. In principle, it would be "super-immoral," said Sachkov.

Group-IB recorded the attack on the capital the portal before the project passes

International company specializing in the prevention of cyber attacks Group-IB recorded the attack on the portal of state services of Moscow to the launch of digital badges, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the company Ilya Sachkov.

"A few days before a digital badge launched on the Moscow portal was attack and on the day of its opening it had slowed its work," said Sachkov.

Head of Group-IB believes that students can have cybersecrecy on the exam

Russian students can arrange cybersecrecy during the exam, for example, in advance to spy the tasks on the exam, suggested in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

In April Sachkov said that in the case of the use in 2020 in a remote Russian format students can make a "big cybersecrecy". But the government has decided to conduct the exam in a proctored format. The main period of the exam in 2020 takes place from 29 June to 25 July, to participate in the main examination period was approximately 714 thousand people.

In Group-IB told about the growing number of cybercrime pandemic

The number of cybercrimes in Russia from January to April 2020, ten times higher than for seasonal fraud, for example, in the new year period, in connection with the pandemic coronavirus, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

According to him, the regime of self-isolation, working in the office, the Russians were in a good way under the supervision of employers inside the protected perimeter of the corporate network.

Head of Group-IB called the three major threats for the next decade

Financial crime, espionage and cyber-terrorism are the main threats that will grow in the next decade, said in an interview with RIA Novosti CEO and founder of the international company Group-IB, specializing in the prevention of cyber-attacks, Ilya Sachkov.

Answering the question about what threats could become the most massive in the next decade, Sachkov said that the cybercrime market is changing so quickly that forecast can be built in a year or two.

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