Economist calls on financial institutions to fight personal data leakage

The appeal of the Bank of Russia to put things in order with the circulation of personal data is a question of the corporate culture and sanctions of participants in all segments of the financial market for “deliberate collection and removal” of such data. This was announced to Izvestia by Denis Domashchenko, associate professor of the PRUE. G.V. Plekhanov, Wednesday, September 22.

Earlier on the same day, the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina called for putting things in order with the circulation of personal data of citizens, since they are almost in the public domain, which can be used by attackers. She noted that because of this, telephone fraud is so developed.

Domashchenko clarified that the organizations themselves should be at the forefront “in the fight against this phenomenon.”

“If employees steal data, then this is a puncture by the control services of the organizations themselves. And this is an important element of corporate culture. This means that they did not explain to people the unacceptability of such behavior, ”he stressed.

In early September, the Central Bank said that fraud on behalf of the regulator became the most frequent topic of calls and complaints to the call center of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in August this year. In the period from July 29 to August 25, the Bank of Russia received over 1.9 thousand applications. The cybercriminals promised potential victims on behalf of the Central Bank or state structures payments or compensation, intimidated by writing off money.

Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Alexei Moiseev said on September 2 that the Ministry of Finance is working on a mechanism to simplify the interaction of banks, the Central Bank and law enforcement agencies.

In April, the Ministry of Finance announced that it was working on legislative measures to return money to victims of fraudsters. In Russia, a low level of return of money stolen by fraudsters to bank customers is recorded, because cybercriminals use social engineering methods to convince their victims to voluntarily give them confidential data.

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