Russia again swept by a wave of telephone terrorism: expensive displeasure


Another wave of telephone terrorism swept through Russian cities.


Probably few in our country can say that he has never seen a war. For some, such an acquaintance was just a fun adventure. For others, it was not fun at all. In war as in war. And, like in every war, there are heroes and traitors there. There are generals and ordinary soldiers, officers who risk their lives.

This is not about the war that many saw only on television. When the enemy advances, and we stand. When the heroes die, saving units from defeat. This is a mean war. The war against civilians. A war where those who die a minute ago did not hear anything about the war.

Once again, Russia was covered by a wave of telephone "mining". It did not start yesterday or even the day before yesterday. Messages about the mining of an object are received by the FSB and the Ministry of Emergencies quite often. Intelligence agencies are required to respond to such messages. The life of people is more important than the costs of evacuation, the work of sappers and other expenses.

It is clear that mining any closed and guarded object is difficult. And such mining will not bring the proper effect. Actions in the event of a sabotage threat have been worked out there. But shopping centers, schools, universities and other crowded places are much less protected.

According to experts, there are two types of reports of mining. First of all, what is often written in our media, such as “from unnamed sources, it became known that messages come from abroad”, is often not true.

In fact, the main stream of messages comes either from mentally unstable people, or from adolescents who simply do not realize the consequences of their actions. I wanted to skip school, a seminar at a university or college, and more. Or someone wanted to blackmail the state. Often they just require a ransom. It’s like “transfer 100 Bitcoins to my account” or “leave a bag of money there.”

But there are really prepared and well-designed calls. Valid from abroad. Most often, such calls come from neighboring countries. And not only the citizens of these states are involved in this, but also the citizens of Russia. But this does not affect the response.

It is quite difficult to intimidate the population of Russia. Remember the "excursion" to the hotel "Ukraine" in 1993? When the youth went "to see how they shoot at the White House." But serious damage to the budget can be done. And this is one of the goals of the war. Drain the enemy.

Many have already noticed that mining reports have now moved from large cities in the European part of Russia, Moscow and St. Petersburg, to Siberia and the Far East. Omsk, Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Komsomolsk-on-Amur and other cities have already been attacked by telephone terrorists.

Can you imagine how much money from the local budgets of the completely not rich cities went to respond to such messages? In December 2019, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov estimated the damage from the actions of telephone terrorists at 300 million rubles. A little later, the State Duma called another figure - 1 billion rubles!

What to do? In 2017, the State Duma of the Russian Federation has already toughened the punishment for knowingly false reporting of an act of terrorism. The maximum sentence under article 207 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation has now been doubled, up to 10 years. A year later, amendments were introduced to the Law "On Communications" on blocking the telephone numbers of terrorists. But…

Terrorists use Internet telephony and send messages through numbers rented in other countries. They use anonymizers, VPNs and other services that create long chains of IP addresses. Theoretically, tracking such a chain is possible, but unlikely ...

What next is not yet clear. Suggestions like “do not respond to Internet messages” are not even considered in our situation. But it is necessary to seek a way out. It’s too expensive for us to call a bully with a message about the preparation of the attack ...
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  1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 09: 56 New
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    literally today in Khabarovsk, schools were evacuated. The brother called said they got a kapets. a chain of hypermarkets is mined almost a couple of times a month. and figs you catch.
    1. YOUR 13 January 2020 10: 18 New
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      The question arises, and what are our units "K" doing. As you can see, the forehead is sitting high foreheads, in the sense of smart, for a couple of seconds, these nuts click. In practice, the opposite is true. A couple of years ago I had a chance to communicate with representatives of such a unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Reason, got calls bred, picked up and wrote on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Tell - a whole page of laughter through tears. I already forgot to think 4-5 months later, suddenly a request to come. There are 4 foreheads sitting in a large office, three are playing with toys, one is engaged in me, he has clogged for more than 2 hours. I could not stand it anymore I said yes I realized I won’t go to the wow office anymore, sleep peacefully. He was hurt to see him, he began to complain about what matters they had to investigate. Family fight, the husband launched his wife by phone, "successfully" got turned around his face. They will investigate, because the crime was committed using a high-tech device.
      And what do you want after that? Yes, from there, more or less knowledgeable specialists washed away.
      1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 10: 20 New
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        but what can they do if they call from Ukraine?) or even from Zimbabwe?))) it’s not schoolchildren indulging. it has been going on for a couple of years and let's say in Ukraine they don’t even deny it. and about calls you can be solved many times faster through your service provider. just advice. even advertising doesn’t come to me)
        1. Barmaleyka 13 January 2020 12: 42 New
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          Quote: carstorm 11
          But what can they do if they call from Ukraine?

          to catch and punish and it doesn’t matter where in Antarctica or in Ukraine
        2. polar fox 13 January 2020 15: 49 New
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          Quote: carstorm 11
          and what can they do

          it’s already nothing ... if in the late 90s and early 00, finding a cell phone was simple fun (and the easiest “stick”), now it’s an “insoluble problem”, due to the lack of brains.
          1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 17: 08 New
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            What does the cell have to do with it? ) calls through the Internet go and even apparently through the server left. find the minimum opportunity.
    2. max702 13 January 2020 11: 18 New
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      There is no way to cope with this .. Only by increasing the funding of certain services by orders of magnitude, and not only those who will calculate "by IP", but those who stupidly will either deliver these terrorists from anywhere in the world to court in the country, or destroy them by place .. To do this, it is necessary to change the law very much and disagree with the world norms of law, it will be a little more than completely .. Will the supreme power agree with this a big question, because in much more expensive issues they include the back one just to avoid conflict with "partners ".. Accordingly, all this is useless .. Everybody understands that organized campaigns are not handicraftsmen of the loners, this is the work of the special services of certain countries, which means that you can play this game together, for example, arrange the EU and the Anglo-Saxon world for a similar holiday for a couple of three weeks. It seems to me that the number of calls will decrease fairly .. But here again, the anxiety of the "partners" ..
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  2. 75 Sergey 13 January 2020 09: 56 New
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    1993 watched and clapped - narrow-minded.
    Any terrorist has the main goal of publicity and the stronger it is, the better for him, but if this business is not advertised, then there is no sense in committing a terrorist attack.
  3. rocket757 13 January 2020 09: 59 New
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    Theoretically, tracking such a chain is possible, but unlikely ...

    This is a problem and to solve it alone .... not really.
  4. tihonmarine 13 January 2020 10: 01 New
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    Turn off all mobile stations in the country for one year, and switch to the old analogue telephone.
    1. Deniska999 13 January 2020 10: 37 New
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      Better yet, go to pigeon mail and return to the Middle Ages.
    2. Campanella 13 January 2020 10: 58 New
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      It’s unlikely to turn off, but it would not hurt to restore order with the operators, and first of all, Internet operators. In the ban send hosts that are engaged in anonymizing content, for example.
  5. bessmertniy 13 January 2020 10: 17 New
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    There is another problem here - these are scammers who call, for example, from Sberbank and are interested in your payments. In fact, Sberbank has nothing to do with it - it mainly works with sms. It turns out that fraudsters are somehow breeding people, and this is practically unpunished. But Sberbank, it turns out, cannot protect customers from scammers, and instead of deposit guarantees, it also gives deposit insurance to depositors. At the same time, guarantees that the bank will compensate the victim of fraud losses are not so big. After all, the investor still needs to prove that he himself is not to blame for the fact that he was deceived by a fraudster. hi
    1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 10: 24 New
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      Sber constantly informs about new methods of fraud through all possible media. immediately explain that it is impossible to communicate with those who call on behalf of the bank and asks for something. how can he protect him from them? well, physically? how else can people explain common truths? banks do not ask for information on cards by phone !!!!!!! "!
      1. bessmertniy 13 January 2020 10: 29 New
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        That is yes. By the way, you can always get the caller’s number through the search engine. And there often others report that the number is clearly for scammers. The question is open - whether these fraudsters are caught and punished for specific crimes. I did not meet such information (about their punishment).
        1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 10: 32 New
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          Yes, they catch ... they just breed like rabbits ... and the article is such that it is very difficult to prove the fact of fraud. I am more afraid of people who come across this to this day. although why be surprised if after the new MMM people brought them money again ...
          1. bessmertniy 13 January 2020 10: 34 New
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            We have good people, but trustful and defenseless. request
          2. Horon 13 January 2020 11: 08 New
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            Fraudsters use the same methods of communication with the client that are used by the banks themselves. Banks are crippled by advertising calls almost according to the pattern, scammers call them and if a person does not manage to turn off the phone on time, scammers include a certain algorithm of psychological impact, in which a person is completely disoriented. There are not bad psychologists and lawyers sitting there, they “shoe” a person and the bank turns out to be nothing to do with. In general, it seems that banks are interested in this type of "stimulation" of customers, because the bank always turns out to be in a bang at any turn. The client is in credit debt, if he had inactive credit cards, then they become active, the money gets paid. Otherwise, these accounts with banks are dead weight. And the information about the methods of fraud that the bank gives becomes outdated by at least half a year, when the methods have already changed. Sberbank’s tale of lost personal customer data also helps fraudsters psychologically by preparing the client for fraud processing.
            1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 11: 32 New
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              in life, banks did not call with advertising. )
              1. Horon 13 January 2020 12: 19 New
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                Lucky! For half a year I was overcome 3-4 times by phone calls and not only the banks with which I dealt, but also those with which I had never dealt. My wife is called at least a couple of times a month, while she has no business with banks at all. They offer credit cards, loans, VIP services and for a bunch of different reasons. If banks do not call you, then you either do not live in Russia, or you do not have a telephone.
                1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 12: 21 New
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                  yes no) and the phone is both cards and registration) just do not ring.
                  1. Horon 13 January 2020 12: 29 New
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                    How do you avoid intrusive advertising? Tell a secret? I just want to warn you right away if you have a bank card, account or have ever taken a loan - you won’t be able to avoid advertising!
                    1. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 12: 53 New
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                      . maybe the reason is that the card is golden. I do not know. From short numbers, I immediately set a lock with the operator. I’m called from Rostelecom, yes) but I don’t even remember trying to remember the calls from the banks now.
                      1. Horon 13 January 2020 15: 26 New
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                        Lucky! For some reason you are not interested in them, so they don’t call. There was nothing to do with the gold card, I also had a gold one, they got it with it and without it. Now I do not pick up the phone if I don’t know the number or turn off if I pick it up. In addition, cellular companies call the same Rostelecom, but it is rare, mainly to landline. request
                      2. carstorm 11 13 January 2020 17: 11 New
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                        then I don’t know the reasons) if they called, then I would simply check the black list not to accept calls from unfamiliar numbers and that’s it.
                      3. Horon 14 January 2020 08: 30 New
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                        There is no way to do this. From unfamiliar numbers there are also necessary calls. request
          3. polar fox 13 January 2020 15: 52 New
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            Quote: carstorm 11
            in life, banks did not call with advertising.

            I would have your "problems" ... I got sick of the sorbank with advertising and calls. As long as I didn’t mate the operators, they called from 7 a.m. to 23 p.m. and on the weekend. 900 number.
            1. carstorm 11 14 January 2020 18: 01 New
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              a ban on short numbers has been set by the operator for a long time) is called a content ban service. I have been using this for many years.
    2. domokl 13 January 2020 10: 58 New
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      Catch ... laughing Just like telephone terrorists. A drunk man or a boy from his cell phone called-caught. And those who work through the Internet are not available. I indicated how this is done ..
      1. Horon 13 January 2020 12: 23 New
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        I was horrified to learn that special programs for smartphones are freely available, with which you can simulate a call from any number, including multi-channel.
  6. Barmaleyka 13 January 2020 12: 44 New
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    Quote: carstorm 11
    Sber constantly informs about new methods of fraud through

    pretzels did call me on an announcement with Avito, I immediately called in Sber I handed over the phone of scammers they say you called the cop, I called the cops - they didn’t steal it and it seems that Sber and the cops are in proportion.
    there would be a desire to catch at times
  • knn54 13 January 2020 12: 16 New
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    I recall the old Soviet truth, "punish the ruble."
  • Campanella 14 January 2020 10: 25 New
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    You can deal with this, again, the telecom operator must clearly adjust the route tables and not release other people's numbers through itself.
  • certero 13 January 2020 10: 25 New
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    Until these creatures are found and brought to Russia from some near or far country, this will continue.
    1. Edik 13 January 2020 10: 35 New
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      Quote: certero
      Until these creatures are found and brought to Russia from some near or far country, this will continue.

      This is one way of waging a hybrid war against Russia! The author hints that a war is being waged against us, and I completely agree with him! Why do you need performers? When there are conductors, and I think they are famous.
    2. domokl 13 January 2020 10: 59 New
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      Often the call comes from Russia through a bunch of IPs abroad ..
  • mag nit 13 January 2020 10: 49 New
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    Cellular operators have already begun to fight against telephone terrorism, they are raising tariffs.
  • would 13 January 2020 12: 39 New
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    The situation is very revealing. In an impulse to “catch up and overtake” the “decaying West”, our government decided to copy the American PRISM program criticized by it, and it turned out to be the Spring package. The approximate cost of the Spring package is about 40-50 billion rubles. It is already operating, operators are already raising prices in connection with its implementation. And when confronted with telephone terrorism, all these packages and billions for their implementation turn into nothing. With the help of relatively simple and affordable means, hundreds of institutions are mined across the country, and authorities sometimes publicly declaring their powerlessness can only arrange evacuations.
  • Fitter65 13 January 2020 14: 24 New
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    Quote: carstorm 11
    literally today in Khabarovsk, schools were evacuated. The brother called said they got a kapets. a chain of hypermarkets is mined almost a couple of times a month. and figs you catch.
    Supermarkets "SamBury" in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Khabarovsk, before the New Year, they "mined" several times a week, it seemed to be quiet for a couple of weeks and again, on the 6th I only loaded the packages in the trunk, as again the evacuation was mined. Before the holidays, a series of minings of kindergartens and schools passed, and we had frosts below 40, so imagine how to evacuate children in the cold ... The last few days have been quiet, but who knows how long.
  • Alexander X 13 January 2020 14: 24 New
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    Not quite on the topic, but close to it. I noticed that to me REGULARLY MEGAFON connects a paid service with a daily charge. I turn off this service, but I don’t go to My Account every day. I tried to write to them, the robot answers. I decided to connect Auto-prohibition on connecting paid services without my consent. Please, but you have to pay for it. Payable service. Those. MEGAFON takes money for the service of not connecting it with its own services !!! Racket! What kind of opposition is there to telephone terrorism providers? The more SIM cards they buy, the more profitable they are and they spat at all. IMHO ...
  • Alexander Sosnitsky 13 January 2020 15: 26 New
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    War is unrealistically scary. You can give a try. for example, in winter, let go on foot from the Dallag to the nearest village for 200-300 km. Long enough impressions, given the supposedly immortal personality. So the war is much worse, especially when your high-tech plague.
  • Ross xnumx 14 January 2020 18: 16 New
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    But it is necessary to seek a way out. It’s too expensive for us to call a bully with a message about the preparation of the attack ...

    Are there no corresponding services in the country? Why do you need to believe some message if the criminal situation in the region (settlement) is under control? Nobody calls and does not promise to blow up the Kremlin, because this is unlikely ... Why suddenly for no reason panic rises in other cases?
    What next is not yet clear. Suggestions like “do not respond to Internet messages” are not even considered in our situation.

    But it’s not worth reacting to different Internet fakes with the pressure of a road roller ...