SBU prevents another attempt of Russian special services to intervene in electoral process in Ukraine (video)
SBU officers in Dnipropetrovsk region prevented the attempt of transmission to Russia of Ukrainian electors’ personal data.
SBU operatives established that a resident of the city of Kamianske in the Dnipropetrovsk region used specialized forums and Interned-based means of communication, trying to sell a database with personal and contact information of more than 1.5 million of Ukrainians.
Among the customers of the database were Russian citizens, too. They, probably, were working for Russian intelligence services and planned to use this information for “phone terrorism” on the eve of and during the Presidential elections in Ukraine. It was expected that such phone calls could influence the electoral process and de-legitimize its results.
To avoid the transmission of restricted information to the aggressor country, SBU officers conducted the authorized searches, seizing computer equipment and means of communication, which were used for illegal activities.
The issue of serving a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Article 361-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is now being decided.
The operation was conducted jointly with the police investigators under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.
The Security Service of Ukraine urges citizens to be watchful and report any identified facts of violation of electoral laws.
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