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May 16, 2011

Partners of the CyberPlat® payment system obtain a new secure tool for counteracting hackers

The technical solution allowing receipt of information on the state of dealers’ accounts in the course of each payment transaction is able to minimize the losses of dealers of CyberPlat® in cases of theft of system access keys by hackers.

The processing of the CyberPlat® payment system is traditionally notable for its high standards of speed, reliability and security of financial transactions. For 13 years of operation in the electronic payment market, there has not been a single case of hacking a transaction in the CyberPlat® system.

However, the partners of the payment system, and there are thousands of them, do not always have a sufficient level of security within their own information systems. The CyberPlat® payment system helps to minimize the risks involved on the side of partners by launching new technology solutions.

Mass mailing of malicious programs with Trojan viruses has become more frequent lately. The virus which penetrated the computer of a dealer can gain administrator account of the CyberPlat’s dealer and send login and password to the spoofers’ server who can thus aquire access to dealer’s funds. Many cases are also known when hackers sent out letters with viruses on behalf of the payment systems’ staff members (so-called ‘fishing’).

It sometimes happens that an inexperienced or overly credulous employee opens an email message sent by the attackers and thus activates the sent virus which "spies" on the system access private key and the code phrase while being in the computer, and sends them to the hackers. It is not unusual that the employees who work or worked in the company yield to the temptation of gaining “fast” money. They know the company's work from inside and have a chance to get hold of confidential information.

Having received the access key and the code phrase, the attacker may start to withdraw money from the dealer’s settlement account in the system to the accounts with various service providers controlled by the attacker for the purpose of its further conversion into cash.

The new service of CyberPlat® allows detecting such actions virtually in the real time mode. Getting information about the amount of the cash balance in the dealer’s account along with the operation information on each next payment allows dealers to instantly see the difference between the effected payments and promptly review all suspicious transactions.

The possibility of immediate monitoring of the state of personal accounts allows customers of the CyberPlat® payment system to respond to hackers’ criminal actions practically online. This helps them to avoid the financial losses associated with fraudulent actions of the third parties.

The new tool for improving the level of information security has been provided by the largest in Russia payment acceptance network of the CyberPlat® system to the dealers which work using their own software. Live transmission of information about the state of the account during each payment will provide an opportunity to automatically track suspicious activity with the account. In this case, no substantial costs will be required from the dealer for adaptation of his software.

Currently, only CyberPlat® can offer its partners the possibility of checking the balance during each payment transaction. The reason is that the CyberPlat® payment system processes payments in the real time mode. Only the online way of receiving information on the state of accounts concurrently with transactions will feasibly prevent the theft of funds from the accounts of dealers.

The CyberPlat® payment system has been and remains the leader among payment systems by the level of information security. Our company constantly develops and implements new organizational and technological standards which ensure a high level of protection for our partners and increase the quality of the services rendered. By offering a new processing tool, that increases the level of security for the businesses and funds of our customers, the CyberPlat® payment system has once again demonstrated its serious treatment of security issues not only within the system but also in the information systems of its partners,” — noted Andrey Gribov, President & CEO, Cyberplat OJSC.

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