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Ministry of Digital Development to Halve the Number of Fraudulent Phone Calls by the End of 2022

October 19, 2021, 11:29 (UTC+3)|
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The ministry plans to reduce the number of fraudulent calls by 50% by the end of next year, as well as block up to 80% of fraudulent resources within 24 hours.

As the ministry clarified, in order to achieve these goals, they intend to automate the collection, analysis and transmission of information to authorized bodies to make a decision on the subsequent blocking of phishing sites. “We must learn to very quickly block phishing sites: a day is the maximum period, ideally the work should take six to eight hours,” the Minister of Digital Development Maksut Shadayev said.

Data collection will be carried out by the ministry. Russian companies in the field of cybersecurity will also be involved in the action. In addition, the operators' antispam systems will exchange data on the numbers used by fraudsters. In this case, the time for blocking a single phone number will be significantly reduced.

Tele2 said that at the beginning of 2020, they have already implemented an "anti-fraud platform to combat spoofed numbers that are used by fraudsters to deceive bank customers." A similar MTS system daily blocks more than 60 thousand attempts to make calls from a dummy number. MegaFon blocks potentially fraudulent calls with the substitution of bank numbers according to the Central Bank lists.

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