Federal Penal Correction Service asks for three billion rubles to fight prison pseudo bankers

Federal Penal Correction Service asks for three billion rubles to fight prison pseudo bankers

1 October 2020, 15:17EconomyPhoto: hi-tech.mail.ru
The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) has developed a plan to combat the fake bank call centers flourishing in prisons. The department needs three billion rubles to install cellular jammers in colonies.

According to Kommersant, citing sources in the government and the Rostec state corporation, the Federal Penitentiary Service asks to allocate funds to counteract false bankers from the federal budget. Representatives of the Federal Penitentiary Service intend to present a project to install special high-tech equipment in prisons and colonies, which is designed to suppress the cellular signal in the field, on October 1 at a meeting of the Russian Security Council.

“Several solutions are being considered. It is planned to use a set of tools: somewhere it is signal screening, somewhere - generators of selective noise. For example, one module of such a device scans the air and, when it finds a stable signal, throws interference there. That is, it does not work all the time, but situationally"б - Kommersant quotes the words of the top manager of Rostec.

As Dozhd clarifies, while in prisons it is not planned to use permanent communication jammers, which, for example, are used during the Unified State Exam, since with constant work electromagnetic radiation "can negatively affect the health of prison staff and the contingent".

As an alternative to permanent "jammers" FSIN proposes to create signal shielding and the use of generators of selective interference.

According to experts, underground prison call centers have proliferated on an extraordinary scale in Russia lately. For example, in Sberbank alone, since the beginning of the year, almost 2.9 million customer complaints about attempts to deceive have been recorded. Compared to 2019, the number of requests has more than doubled. Alfa Bank spoke about the growth of telephone scams during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Rostelecom, this year the number of fraudulent calls has tripled, and attacks are directed not only on mobile phones, but also on landline phones, among whose owners there are many elderly and elderly people. And they are most susceptible to manipulation by telephone scammers.

According to digital security experts, the quarantine introduced during the outbreak has had a significant impact on the growth of fraudulent attacks using computer technology around the world. Their victims were not only individuals, but also representatives of large corporations.

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