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Experts have told how dangerous the use of pirated software

Download network illegal or pirated versions of computer programs is fraught with not only the appearance of ads and phishing ads, but, in particular, on getting into their devices Trojans that can steal money, gain access to passwords, personal and payment information, told RIA Novosti interviewed experts.

Technical Director Qrator Labs Artem Gavrichenkov recalled the research of Carnegie Mellon University, according to which about one of three sites to download pirated copies of software contains all kinds of malware. And Deputy Director of Group-IB Andrew Basargin told about joint with Microsoft research, the results of which when you download pirated software from user with a probability of 90-92% there is a risk of computer security and personal data, including details of access to Internet banking.

Putin praised the idea to carry a number of IT companies to the victims of COVID-19

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin considers it generally fair initiative of the President of the group of companies InfoWatch Natalia Kaspersky to clarify the criteria for classifying companies in the IT industry to victims of the pandemic.

Kasperskaya at the meeting of telecommunication and IT-industry proposed to update the national classification of economic activities (OKVED) as for existing standards a lot of companies can be attributed to software developers, among which there are victims.