almost a quarter of crimes are committed in the IT sector

almost a quarter of crimes are committed in the IT sector

The share of cybercrimes in the total array of illegal acts committed in Russia continues to increase every month and currently stands at 23%. This was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev, speaking during the “government hour” at a meeting of the Federation Council.

According to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the overall crime detection in the country is negatively affected by a sharp increase in the number of encroachments committed using information and communication technologies, and the objective difficulties in identifying the persons involved. “The growth of such illegal acts is caused not only by the gullibility of citizens, but also by gaps in security on the part of banking institutions, including leaks of customer data. Obviously, such a situation requires more close attention of credit institutions “, – said the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Recall that in the first half of 2020, according to the department, the share of these illegal acts in the overall structure of crime reached 22.3 percent. Now, almost every fourth crime is committed in the IT sector, and this fact is alarming.

It is also worth noting that from January 1, 2018, amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation came into force, which provide for criminal liability for cyber attacks on the national information infrastructure. The list of objects of critical information infrastructure of the state includes information and telecommunication systems, as well as automated control systems for technological processes (APCS), which are used in government agencies, healthcare, transport and communications, the credit and financial sphere, the fuel and energy complex and in various industries: nuclear, defense, rocket and space, chemical and others.

The “K” Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia is engaged in the detection, prevention, suppression and disclosure of IT crimes.

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