The damage caused by mobile banking trojans to Russians grew by 136 percent from 2016 to 2017 says Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Russia's Minister of Internal Affairs,
Phishing has become the most effective way to steal cryptocurrency and tokens of ICO projects, according to results of a recent study of the Russian Group-IB.
Russian police arrest hacker group suspected of unauthorised access to the accounts of about a million users of Russian online stores and cashing out their bonus points.
The Russian Central Bank has officially introduced new requirements for cyber-security in domestic Russian banks, restricting software used, calling for penetration tests and real time reporting of attacks.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), together with the Russian Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart), plans to design new standards of cryptographic protection of information.
The number of cyber-attacks on cryptocurrencies have significantly increased both in Russia and Western markets in recent years following the global upsurge in their use.
The Russian government, together with the national special services, is continuing strengthening the country's cyber-security prior to the World Cup football tournament being held in the country this summer.
A special unit has been established by Russia to investigate cyber-crime associated with ransomware and promote cooperation with the private sector to fight it.
Criminals in Russia are exploiting the fact that some antivirus software doesn't analyse browser add-ons to load malware hidden in popular classes of plug-ins.