Detained illegal operators could be accomplices of the telephone terrorists

The biggest illegal operator was cornered by law enforcement agencies. On the territory of six regions was a wave of searches and detentions.


As we found out “MK”, the attackers purchased abroad and blank SIM cards and GSM cellular gateways. On the flats a group of criminals organized exchanges. They acted according to this scheme: using a loophole in the regulation of the substitution of numbers – a band of “telephone” duplicate SIM card with the existing offer of the operator, that is purchased “blanks” the attackers were programmed and “cloned”, and then connected to a gateway link. Thus, an illegal operator had paid only the cost of the fare for one legitimate SIM card, and all other costs (towers, special lines) was considered for the cellular operator. The attackers in his pocket was the money paid for the cost of communication on the established illegal operator rates their customers (individuals and legal entities).

For several years a band of “telephone operators” was operating in the market of cellular communication in the Moscow region, Yaroslavl and Kaluga oblasts, and Krasnodar and Altai Krai. However, in mid-November by the staff of Management “K” of the MIA of Russia together with the Main investigation Department of the Moi of Russia in Moscow their illegal activities have been stopped. During the RAID, during searches at the addresses of the members of the group were seized more than 2,000 SIM cards, cell 41 GSM gateway, computer equipment, electronic media and means of communication.

According to a source close to the investigation, now actively checked when members of prohibited in Russia organizations and terrorists. According to some reports, existing technical capability: to receive a call from abroad, decode it and used the existing telephone numbers of local operators and direct it to any phone number, have been repeatedly used telephone terrorists reported about false mining.

On this fact law enforcement authorities opened a criminal case under article “Illegal entrepreneurship”, became known from the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.

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