A resident of Vladimir twice tried to hack a public resource
But he remained at large and received only a warning from the FSB.
FSB officers in the Vladimir region exposed a 34-year-old local resident in an attempt to commit a crime, in accordance with Part 1 of Article 273 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
We are talking about “the creation, distribution or use of computer programs or other computer information, deliberately intended for unauthorized destruction, blocking, modification, copying of computer information or neutralization of computer information protection tools.” Punishment for such actions provides for up to 4 years in prison and a fine of 200 thousand rubles.
As the investigation found out, since January 2023, the attacker began to take an active interest in conducting computer attacks on the information resources of the executive body of state power of a constituent entity of the Russian Federation.
To do this, the man installed on his computer a program that can neutralize the means of protecting computer information.
The press service of the FSB Directorate for the Vladimir Region reported that he explained his motive by the desire to study the methods and means of committing computer attacks in order to determine the level of security of various Internet resources.
However, his actions did not go unnoticed. FSB officers carried out operational-search activities and confiscated equipment from the hacker. But the man was not afraid, and decided to find new equipment in order to complete his plan as he acquired the necessary skills.
In May 2023, in order to prevent the commission of a crime, he was given an official warning about the inadmissibility of actions that create conditions for the commission of a crime under Part 1 of Art. 273 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.