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    Russian largest lender Sberbank's deputy chairman said the country was the top target for cyberattacks.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — Russia is the primary target for hackers among other countries, according to the experts of Russia’s largest lender, Sberbank, the bank's Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Stanislav Kuznetsov told Sputnik on Thursday.

    "The analysis showed that the situation is very diverse… Russia is in the first place by the number of set up viruses, the number of attempted attacks on various types of institutions, including government, finance ones compared with the other countries. Brazil is in the second place, the United States is third," Kuznetsov said.

    He noted that since there was no scheme of global cyberthreat monitoring, Sberbank launched one of its own in December 2015.

    He added that the situation was determined by several factors, including cybercrime legislation and presence of anti-hacking defense on the institutional level.


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