Cybercrime solving rate reached over 40% in 2017 – Russian prosecutors
MOSCOW, August 14 (RAPSI) – Cybercrime solving rate reached 41.3% in 2017, Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office reported Tuesday.
However, the number of undetected crimes in this field has increased almost by one third, from 790 to 1,031. The overall number of cybercrimes committed last year exceeded 90,000 representing 4.4% of the total number of all crimes recorded in Russia, the statement reads.
The most common cybercrimes are hacking, creation, use and distribution of malicious computer programs, according to prosecutors.
Most of cybercrimes were committed in Russia’s Udmurt (194) and Komi (132) republics, the Prosecutor General’s Office said. In Moscow 60 crimes were recorded in this sphere in 2017.