The Russian intelligence services keep on-line control of more than 200 potential suicide bombers, said the head of FSB Alexander Bortnikov. In his words, to effectively fight against militants of the need to solve the problem of lack of control of the Internet.
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The militants, hiding abroad, work intensively on the preparation of terrorist attacks in Russia. Russian law enforcement authorities have announced an international search of over 260 people. This was announced by the head of the FSB at the meeting of heads of special services, security agencies and law enforcement in St. Petersburg, reports RIA Novosti.
According to him, in Russia, the number under the operational control of potential pseudoshadow” exceeds 220 people. “Employees of FSB of Russia are working systematically to identify persons involved in the preparation of the so-called human bombs and suicide attacks using them,” – said the head of the FSB. In this regard, he warned about the plans of the “gang leaders” in the middle East “to give new impetus to the North Caucasian bandit underground”.
According to Bortnikov, the fighters use the anonymity of the Internet to propagate their extremist ideas, which is a serious problem for international security. “It is necessary to solve the problem of lack of control and anonymity of the global virtual space, which is actively used by terrorists,” — he stressed.
The head of the FSB also noted that bundleware not limited to a simple recruiting activities. “They are actively using the program encryption and instant messaging, including popular instant messengers Telegram, WhatsApp and Viber, which are sending supporters detailed instructions on the tactics of sabotage and terrorist actions,” Bortnikov said.
We will remind, on 7 July, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the anti-terrorism package of bills also known as “Spring package”. The document, among other things, requires Internet service providers and mobile operators for six months to store information about the content of the message subscribers.
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