The hackers declared that they managed to seize the data of thousands of users of the canadian banks, requesting for disclosure of information to the amount of tokens, XRP, equivalent to $1 million
According to the canadian news Agency CBC News, the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and online Bank Simplii Financial, one of the largest financial institutions of Canada, CIBC confirmed the hacking, which caused the attacker the confidential information of 90,000 banking customers, including names, account numbers and passwords.
Moreover, the criminals stated that they had received access to the control questions and answers and details of documents for social insurance and the balance of funds in the accounts.
As evidence that data was stolen, the hackers have provided information in respect of one customer of each Bank.
“We warned BMO and Simplii that distribute information about their users if they won’t cooperate. […] This file will be flushed to the forum fraud and community fraud, as well as the remaining 90 000, if we do not receive payment until 23:59 on 28 may,” — said in an e-mail allegedly sent from Russia.
The attackers, noting the low quality of the security banks, explained that he used the algorithm of generation of account number and then acted as the client has forgotten the password.
“They gave too many permissions to the authenticated bills in half, which allowed us to take all this information… the Bank did not check whether the password if you have entered the correct answer to the security question”, — wrote the hackers.
According to CBC News, the journalists of the news Agency addressed to representatives of financial institutions, the question was whether paid ransom.
“In our practice, no payments to fraudsters. We focus on protecting our clients and help them”, — said employees of the Bank of Montreal.
In turn, representatives of the Financial Simplii not given a “direct” answer to the question.
At the moment it remains unclear, whether the hackers carried out their intention to publish data on the network.