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Russia denies that hackers stole $31 million from Central bank

Russia’s Central bank has disclaimed the reports that hackers stole 2 billion rubles ($30.8 million) from its correspondent accounts, according to Russian media
Russia denies that hackers stole $31 million from Central bank

“The reports about stolen two billion rubles from the Bank of Russia’s correspondent accounts in a hacker attack are not true,” the bank’s press service said on Saturday, Joinfo.com reports with reference to TASS.

Bank’s officials stressed that the report contained figures on the losses from the hacker attacks during 2016.

“The review of financial stability, which was presented on Friday evening, the Bank reported the losses commercial banks and their clients suffered in hacker attacks during 2016.”

Reuters reported on Friday that Central bank official Artyom Sychyov discussed the losses at a briefing, saying that the hackers had attempted to steal about 5 billion rubles.