The state Duma Committee approved amendments blocking calls «telephone terrorist»

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The state Duma Committee on information policy supported an amendment to the communications law, which obliges Telecom operators to block calls «telephone terrorists» by law enforcement authorities.

«The operator has the responsibility to terminate the provision of communication services when requested by the authorities conducting operational-investigative activity or the requirement of Roskomnadzor when the need arises, the prevention and suppression of crimes with use of networks and means of communication», — said the head of the Duma Committee on Informatica Leonid Levin, speaking about the amendments to the second reading.

A wave of telephone terrorism began in Russia on September 11. In the two months since the beginning of mass calls about the alleged bombs in 186 cities across the country was evacuated more than 2.3 million people, including more than a quarter of a million people in Moscow. In any case, the bomb threat was not confirmed. According to the Moscow Department of the FSB, a wave of anonymous calls covered 75 of the 85 regions of Russia. About 600 of these messages was in Moscow, nearly 100 in the Moscow region. According to the FSB, in Moscow alone, the damage from «mining» amounted to 150 million rubles.