Deputy Head of the Ministry of Digital Development of the Russian Federation Alexander Shoitov said that Russia is developing a super anti-virus program that will scan files and websites for viruses. About it reports Interfax.
Shoitov said that a super antivirus called “Multiscanner” is being created at the National Technology Center for Digital Cryptography. They want to make Multiscanner an analogue of the American VirusTotal system – a free online service that provides the ability to scan files and URLs for viruses, Trojans, spyware and malware.
The Deputy Minister noted that to create the Multiscanner, a large volume of traffic is analyzed, in which specialists look for suspicious malicious elements. He added that the Ministry of Digital Development has also launched a system that allows you to identify phishing sites.
Shoitov also said that in 2024, the Antifraud system will be launched in Russia, blocking calls from spoofed numbers. The Ministry of Digital Development expects that this system will radically reduce the number of cases of telephone fraud.
Earlier, Kaspersky Lab warned that scammers began sending emails “from government agencies” containing viruses to Russian-speaking users.
Recipients of such letters were asked to protect their devices from threats using a special update. If you download it, a ransomware Trojan will end up on your computer. It encrypts all data on the device, and to regain access to it, criminals will demand to pay about 1.2 million rubles.