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16 January 2023, 16:07

Cybercrime in Belarus down by almost 12% in 2022

MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) - The rate of cybercrime in Belarus decreased by almost 12% in 2022, Pavel Muraveiko, First Deputy State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus, said on the air of the STV TV channel on 15 January, BelTA informs.

"This is an important area and the state pays certain attention to it. This thesis is enshrined in the information security concept. The issues of ensuring cybersecurity, protecting personal data, ensuring the stability of the state information systems have been repeatedly considered at the level of the president. A body responsible for cybersecurity has been chosen. A regulatory legal act has been developed to regulate this system of relations and to establish the procedure for how to deal with cybercrimes and to ensure the stability of the system," Pavel Muraveiko noted.

With reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Pavel Muraveiko said that the rate of cybercrime decreased by almost 12%in 2022 . "This is not due to the fact that the number of criminals became fewer. It is because we began to work more efficiently," he stressed. “This issue is on radar of all law enforcement agencies. They have been working hard to counter all kinds of cybercrimes. Moreover, there is active international cooperation on this issue. Just a few days ago, State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev, when meeting with the president, said that the information security concept of the Union State has been submitted to the Supreme State Council for approval by the heads of state. We are not acting alone but together with our strategic ally.

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