The Moscow Interregional Transport Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia has pressed charges against a Krasnodar citizen born in 1993 for committing offenses under Part 1 of Article 183 (illegal receipt and disclosure of commercially sensitive information) and Part 1 of Article 272 (unauthorized access to computer data protected by the law) of the Criminal Code of Russia.
The investigation established that, in June 2019, the young man obtained unauthorized access to information protected by the law located on the in-house web resources of Russian Railways OJSC by using illegally acquired user accounts of two workers of the company and 96 unique IP addresses. Following that, he illegally copied several hundred thousand photos and documents comprising personal information of the management of the Russian Railways OJSC and other workers of the designated organization. The above-listed data was consequently published on an Internet resource hosted in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The person involved in the offenses was identified due to well-planned investigative actions and operative search activities carried out jointly with the Russian Railways security service and the Directorate K of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. The young IT specialist has admitted his guilt of committing the designated cyber-attack on Russian Railways’ in-house resources.
At present, investigators continue collecting evidence; the criminal investigation is ongoing.