Putin signed a law to Protect Critical Information Infrastructure from Cyberattacks

On 27 July the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a new Law on the Cyber Security in order to protect Critical Information Infrastructure(CII) from hacker attacks.

The document published on the portal of legal information. According to the law, those who creates and distributes malicious programs to commit cyber attacks against Critical Information Infrastructure(CII) will face up to 10 years in Prison.

From now on, hacking or illegal access to computer information of Government Agencies is fraught with a five-year forced labour, 3, 5 and 10 years imprisonment, or a fine up to one million rubles. And after hacker got out of the jail, he may be deprived of the right to hold certain posts within five years.

The law defines that security services and a Federal Executive Authority will deal with the fight against hackers.

A law signed by the President will come into force on 1 January 2018.

– Christina

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