The estimated losses of the Russian economy from cybercrime

Experts of the savings Bank predict that by the end of the current year losses of the Russian economy from cybercrime is estimated at 3.5 trillion rubles. And by the end of 2021, the damages may be doubled to 7 trillion rubles. About it today during an online press conference said the Deputy Chairman of the management Board of this financial institution Stanislav Kuznetsov.

“the Loss of the country’s economy [in 2019] amounted to about 2.5 trillion rubles, and we assume that this figure is at the end of this year could increase by about another trillion. Provided I get better, if we do not all together to take the most urgent measures for combating cybercrime”, — TASS quoted a top Manager, who added that by the end of 2021 these losses can grow two times.

Recall that in mid-April, the interior Ministry reported that in January—March this year, the number of IT crimes in Russia have jumped 83.9% compared to the same period last year. The proportion of cybercrime amounted to 19.9% of the total. Due to the growth of cybercrime, the crime rate in the country as a whole increased over the same period by 4%. In March, the total number of reported crimes higher than in March of last year by 4.4% mainly due to the growth of cybercrime.

Previously, in early March, it became known that the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation established a Department for the investigation of cybercrime. “Formed the Department for the investigation of cybercrime and crimes in the sphere of high technologies”, — stated the Chairman of the IC Alexander Bastrykin.

He cited data showing that in 2019 the number of registered Russian IT of crimes increased by 70% (294 thousand). This is 15% of all register in the country of crimes.

Before that, first Deputy interior Minister Colonel-General Alexander Gorovoy expressed the view that the Russian police were not prepared for the explosive growth of cybercrime. He explained that the last four years, the growth of prestof performances in the field of IT every year was 70%.

“We were not prepared to carry out tasks for the protection of the financial interests of both citizens and legal entities”, — said the representative of the interior Ministry.

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