OREANDA-NEWS  Russian brokers have blocked more than 60 individual accounts following the Central Bank's instructions. The decision is related to an attempt to manipulate shares through Telegram channels. This information was reported by Valery Lyakh, Director of the Department of Counteraction to Unfair Practices of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

The threat concerned the securities of Rosseti Yug. The subscribers of the channels were offered to buy the company's shares first, and then sell as soon as newcomers began to enter the securities. As a result, on March 5, stock volatility increased sharply. In total, during the day, fluctuations amounted to 7.7 percent, and the trading volume increased 20 times.

According to Valery Lyakh, after half an hour, automatic systems began to look for what could be associated with such market behavior. The found channels had from 500 to several thousand subscribers. The Central Bank will give the qualification of these actions later.

As the agency VTimes writes, most of the blocked accounts are in Tinkoff, but the order also affected Sberbank, VTB, BCS, Otkritie Broker, Alfa-Bank and Aton.