The number of cases of theft of funds from individuals by cybercriminals decreased by 10.3%

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AK&M 23 November 2022 16:51

The number of cases of theft of funds from citizens in the third quarter of 2022 by cybercriminals decreased by 10.3% to 229.8 thousand year-on-year. At the same time, the amount of damage increased by 23.9% to almost 4 billion rubles. This will be reported in the materials of the Bank of Russia.

Since the beginning of 2022, the share of social engineering in the total number of theft from individuals has been decreasing. However, in July-September, the reverse dynamics was observed, especially when paying for goods and services on the Internet, the regulator emphasizes.

In the third quarter, the Bank of Russia initiated the blocking of 3,932 thousand illegal sites, in 9 months - more than 10 thousand, which is almost 68% more than a year earlier. The share of the refund was 3.4% (134.3 million rubles). of the total amount of theft.

In the third quarter, the Central Bank also initiated the blocking of more than 280 thousand phone numbers that were used for illegal actions. This is 10 times more than a year earlier.