In Perm, a member of a gang that was engaged in selling personal data of citizens was convicted. The total income from illegal activities amounted to about 17 million rubles. Previously, six of his accomplices were convicted, the regional prosecutor’s office said.
“In the period from 2016 to 2018, the defendant was a member of a criminal group of persons. Using a special database, the attackers, under the guise of providing paid services, entered into agreements with clients and transferred confidential data. In total, they illegally earned at least 17 million rubles,” the department’s website states.
The investigation found that the men used their official position to obtain information about real estate and their owners, passport and SNILS data, information about bringing citizens to various types of liability, information about incidents, wanted persons, cars and their owners. The attackers placed all this in a specially created computer program.
The defendant in the criminal case was sentenced under the article on unlawful access to legally protected computer information, committed out of selfish interest, organized by a group of people using their official position. Taking into account the position of the prosecution and the pre-trial agreement, the man was given a fine of 100 thousand rubles.
In February, security forces neutralized a gang consisting of residents of Perm, St. Petersburg and Saratov, who were trading in the personal data of Russians. In the hands of the criminals were information about bank cards, social security numbers, and passwords for accessing remote work with users’ computers, with the help of which it was possible to make payments without the knowledge of the owners.