This was reported to TASS in the press center of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

“The growth of IT crime amounted to 82.4%, which significantly influenced the increase in the total number of registered crimes in the country by 0.8% in four months,” the press center said.

Earlier, NBKI marketing director Alexei Volkov warned of the spread of a new type of credit fraud against the background of the coronavirus.

According to him, citizens are poorly informed about fraud in the field of credit histories, while this type of fraud is a bit inferior to banking fraud.

Yevgeny Lifshits, a member of the expert council of the State Duma committee on information policy, information technology and communications, made recommendations on protection against fraudsters in an interview with Sputnik radio.