Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov noted that the number of cybercrimes has increased significantly in the context of the coronavirus pandemic
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia organizes cyber police in its structure, the corresponding decision has already been made by the head of the department, Vladimir Kolokoltsev.
“Today we can talk about the phenomenon of influence on the mass consciousness of young people in terms of changing their behavior in a destructive way. Therefore, this part of the work requires very serious attention. We are making serious changes directly in our structures. The Minister of Internal Affairs Kolokoltsev Vladimir made the decision on the creation of cyber police, it is a question not of one day, it will take a lot of time, demands both money, and equipment, and changes of qualification of employees” said he.
Zubov also noted that in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the overall crime rate in Russia remained the same, but the number of cybercrimes increased significantly.
“For a number of reasons, this is the impact of digitalization of society, and the fact that people, being isolated, have more opportunities to draw on the Internet various knowledge, including criminal plan, and try themselves in this,” added he.
Zubov said that once he tried to file a complaint with a district police officer about an Internet crime, but the officer did not understand anything. Accordingly, here we are talking about concentrating all competent people in one place and investigating cybercrime.
At the same time, the ex-adviser to the president doubted that the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be able to provide such specialists with decent wages since professionals in the IT-sphere are highly paid employees.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the investigative Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs created units to combat IT crimes. This measure has become necessary, as police investigators increasingly have to investigate crimes of this kind.
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