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Computer sabotage against bookmaker sites; organizer identified

16.11.2015 19:20

In the result of measures taken in the framework of the criminal case on computer sabotage investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee, the details of DDoS computer attack were found, the organizer was identified. The circle of persons having committed the apparent is being clarified. 

Materials were received in the RA Investigative Committee from General Department of Struggle against Organized Crime of the RA Police on the allegation that on November 3, 2015 from about 15:00 an unidentified person had constantly conducted DDoS computer attack against a bookmaker site and blocked it.

On November 4, 2015 a criminal case was initiated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee pursuant to the Part 3 of the Article 253 of RA Criminal Code (Obliteration (sabotage) of computer data or software, isolation or making it unusable which caused grave consequences).

During investigation it was found that on November 10, 2015 from 09:35 to 17:00 a DDoS computer attack was conducted against another bookmaker site in the result of which the site was permanently blocked. 

In the result of investigatory and operative-intelligence joint measures taken during preliminary investigation of the criminal case sufficient evidence were obtained on the allegation that the DDoS computer attacks against both bookmaker sites had been organized by the same person who was identified.

On November 14 charge was pressed against the citizen A. Avetisyan according to the Part 3 of the Article 38-253 of RA Criminal Code (two counts) for organizing computer sabotage against the sites which willfully caused grave consequences. On the same day detention was used as a pretrial measure against him. 

Through preliminary investigation of the criminal case it was found that the mentioned computer attacks had been directly conducted through hackers abroad who are being identified.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 

 


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