Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

Cybercrime Is a Growing Threat
April 7, 2016 10:18


 Russian economy has suffered losses worth around 200 billion rubles because of hackers according to the results of the year 2015. Yet the business associates still have difficulties calculating the total value of damage caused by these attacks.

The total amount of damage brought by the hackers’ attacks is estimated to 0.25% of the Russian GDP. This information is given by the experts of Internet-Initiatives Development Fund, Microsoft and Group-IB. The results were shown in the opening speech of Russian internet forum 2015 by the investment portfolio manager of Internet-Initiatives Development Fund  Sergey Negodyaev.

200 billion rubles is about half of the money invested annually into medicine or over 200% of those that the government has invested in mass media. The leader of research department of Internet-Initiatives Development Fund Margarita Zobnina has compared the number with the expenditures on Research and Development: the damaged caused by cyberattacks is worth about 23% of all the expenditures on Research and Development.

“Cybercrime is a threat not only to the financial state of the country but for the whole innovational movement” - said Zobnina. The research is based on the survey conveyed in 600 different countries 58% of which is small or medium business and 42% - large companies, said Ilya Sachkov, the founder and CEO of Group-IB. The survey was conveyed among companies of different  spheres – finances, telecommunications, retail, industry and others. The survey was filled up by the top managers “of highest possible status”.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Tax On Internet Electronic Books Market Growth Websites Violating the Confidentiality Of Correspondence Have Been Blocked VKontakte Recorded a Sharp Increase In German-speaking Users The Ways To Get On-Line In Russia

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Selitrennoye  WORLDLOPPET  Novosibirsk Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Photography  Painting  Maksim Dunayevsky  Russian Literature  Russian history  Political Prisoners  Yuri Gagarin  children tourism  Russian tourism  Russian airports  banking and finance in Russia  Perm  Russian Premier League  Film Distribution  Russian Museum  Irina Bogacheva   Oboronservis  Siberia  Kamchatka  Alexey Pushkov  Russian Cinema  Ancient Greece  Parliament in Action  Third Interchange Contour  time zone  Russian Orthodox Church  Chelyabinsk  Moscow  alcohol import  Gazprombank  Russian catering industry  Fires  physics  Tragedy  Anton Chekhov  Russian exhibitions  Exhibitions in Moscow  Strongmen   pedestrian zones  Hermitage  Silver Ice  Russian business  National Fine Arts Museum of Sakha  Victory Day  Russian Museums   Archeology 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites