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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    The Daesh terrorist group, banned in a range of states including Russia, is actively engaged in cyberterrorism, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in Information Security Andrei Krutskikh said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the special representative, annual damages from cybercrimes are estimated at between $500 billion and $2-3 trillion.

    "Cyber terrorism is one of the most terrible activities, and it is quite new. But the Daesh, for example, has already gotten into the information space and is engaged in cyberterrorism," Krutskikh said in an interview with the Russian Kommersant newspaper.

    In April, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that the US Department of Defense was using its new Cyber Command to disrupt the Daesh’s Internet communications and the group’s ability to move funds for its activities around the world.

    The Daesh radical Sunni group active in Syria, as well Iraq and other regional states, is known for its successful online propaganda and social media recruitment, which primarily target young people from around the world.

    The group is notorious for its human rights atrocities and a number of major terrorist attacks, such as the ones carried out in Paris and Brussels.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


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