MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. The RF Ministry of Digital Affairs has developed measures to combat the spread of fraudulent telephone traffic associated with the substitution of the outgoing connection number, the corresponding draft resolution has been published on the portal of draft regulations.
As stated in the explanatory note to the project, an information exchange system has been implemented on the networks of a number of the largest Russian operators. With its help, the operator on whose network the call is received can send a request to the operator who owns the caller's number to determine whether the call was actually made from this number. The specified traffic cleaning system allows the connection of any telecom operators with standard inter-operator joints, is specified in the explanatory note.
“The draft resolution establishes the right of a telecom operator, when making a phone call, to request information about the initiator of the call and not to miss the call if there is no answer or if the information received does not match the call being made,” the explanatory note says.
As RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the Ministry of Telecommunications, the attackers change phone numbers to spread false terrorist messages and financial fraud. “The issues of combating telephone fraud are being actively discussed within the framework of an interdepartmental working group, which includes representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the FSB of Russia, Roskomnadzor, the Bank of Russia, credit and financial organizations and telecom operators,” the ministry said.