On February 16th, the Central Bank of Russia announced that a cyber attack had been committed against a Russian bank through the international payment system SWIFT. The bank released a statement informing that as a result of this attack, the total amount of all fraudulent operations was 339.5 million Russian rubles.
A SWIFT spokeswoman, Natasha de Teran, did not comment on this case. Accordiing to sources, the attack in February differed from the usual methods of withdrawing funds. According to preliminary data, the Cobalt group was involved in the attack.