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“Iron curtain”: Russians can block calls from abroad

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun13,2024

&ldquo ;Iron Curtain”: Russians may block calls from abroad

As noted, such a measure is intended to protect subscribers from foreign fraudsters, as the growth of phishing calls, in particular from Ukraine, is currently recorded, Roskomnadzor explained.

Roskomnadzor is considering the possibility of blocking foreign calls for Russians by default.

This is reported by The Moscow Times.

As noted, such a measure should protect subscribers from foreign fraudsters, as there is currently an increase in phishing calls, in particular from Ukraine, explained Roskomnadzor. accept or not accept international calls, protect yourself from all calls from other countries or communicate with callers from your contact list living abroad.

“Roskomnadzor is working with communications operators on the regulatory and legal aspects of operators' responsibility to strengthen security measures for their customers”, – noted in the department.

Difficulties due to blocking

As R-Vision information security consultant Aleksandr Chernenko explained, blocking spam calls from abroad default can create difficulties for businesses that work with organizations from the CIS countries, Asia and Africa.

“Problems are possible for organizations that have infrastructure outside of Russia. Therefore, it will be necessary to have qualified personnel to set up and maintain the blocking system, because the more settings it has, the more specialists are needed to manage and update it”, – Chernenko said.

Also, according to him, it is not clear how the blocking of Roskomnadzor will work with calls through messengers. In addition, there may be difficulties with registration in foreign services and applications, such as Telegram, where a call from a foreign number is required to confirm registration.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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