Cyber-attacks on Kazakh banks increase

Business Materials 28 May 2018 12:09 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 28

By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:

The frequency of cyber-attacks on banks in Kazakhstan increased in 2018, the managing director of Kaspersky Lab in Central Asia and Mongolia Yevgeny Pitolin said at the ceremony of signing of documents within international exhibition of weapons and military hardware KADEX.

"The number of cyber-attacks this year in Kazakhstan has increased. They become complex and targeted. When an attack by an individual attacker is directed at a specific state organization, it becomes much harder to defend against it. At the same time, if the attack occurs at an oil plant or hospital, the price for this is an ecological catastrophe, human lives, followed by the stoppage of the work of entire companies and organizations. Therefore, the state is increasingly looking toward examining partnerships with private companies," Pitolin said, Kazakh media outlets reported.

He added that in 2017, one of the largest oil fields in Kazakhstan underwent a cyber-attack.

"Local banks are constantly exposed to cyberattacks. Some state bodies are also exposed to them," Pitolin said.

The director of Kaspersky Lab stressed that the fight against cyber-criminals in the country needs to be strengthened and that the company is ready to provide the necessary support.


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