To combat cybercrime, the Russian Interior Ministry wants to get direct access to banks' databases


Lebedev said that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, together with the Prosecutor General’s Office, are working on the possibility of law enforcement agencies’ access to databases of banks and telecom operators.

“The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has repeatedly taken the initiative to introduce new ways of working based on the analysis of large amounts of information contained in the departmental data bank, as well as in the databases of banking institutions and telecom operators,” the Deputy minister said.

Lebedev noted that it is necessary to integrate databases of banking institutions and telecom operators into a federal platform containing information about crimes committed in the field of information technology. “The analysis of the information available in the software package in real time will allow, on the one hand, law enforcement officers to quickly obtain significant information aimed at solving crimes in the field of information and telecommunications technologies and identifying the perpetrators, as well as immediately initiate blocking of accounts used by attackers, take measures to compensate for damage caused to citizens,” he said. deputy Interior Minister.

In addition, the information contained in the combined database on accounts used by criminals, subscriber numbers or websites will allow banks and telecom operators to carry out systematic work on the prevention and suppression of criminal incidents, Mr. Lebedev explained.

According to him, in 2021, about 90 thousand persons who committed remote theft were identified, which is 32% more than in 2020. Also, 37% more people were identified who were engaged in drug trafficking via the Internet.

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