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Cyber crime statistics in Ukraine

Date: October 25, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Vladimir Golubev

Global computerization developed new sphere of public relations, which, unfortunately, became the object of illegal actions.

The most popular and dangerous computer crimes in Ukraine are: distribution of computer viruses, plastic cards fraud, data theft and violation of operating rules of computer systems.

According to Ukraine Antivirus Center, virus attacks caused losses 290 000 000 Hrivnas (about 45 000 000 EURO) in 2004. In comparison with 2003 it increased on 30%.

According to Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, domestic law enforcements initiated criminal cases on 25 incidents in 2002; 151 incidents in 2003; for 6 months of 2004 - 94.

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