20 countries have agreed to use IT only for peaceful purposesLeading cyberdelia first world have agreed to limit their actions in the information space, writes “Kommersant” with reference to the available publications report of the group of governmental experts of the UN on international information security.

This group, consisting of representatives of 20 countries, including Russia, USA, China, Britain, France, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Israel, gathered for the third time, and only now she was able to come to an agreement, said the newspaper.

According to “Kommersant”, States undertake “to promote the use of ICT for peaceful purposes and to prevent conflicts arising from their utilization”. In particular, they agreed to eliminate cyber attacks on the critical infrastructure of each other, among them nuclear power plants, banks, transport management or supply.

Representatives of the countries, moreover, have agreed that they will not insert malicious “bookmarks” in IT products and support the fight against hackers attempting to carry out sabotage on their territory. States also undertake not to accuse each other of cyber attacks, as such charges must be proved.

The country came to this compromise because of the growing number of cyber threats, the newspaper writes. The report notes that “in a global environment information and communication technology trends of concern, including a sharp increase in the number of incidents of malicious use of such technologies by States and non-state players.” Experts note the fact the militarization of cyberspace and with a high degree of probability are exploring the use of ICT for terrorist purposes.

According to “Kommersant”, Russia stated the need for the adoption of the norms of state behavior in cyberspace in 2011. In particular, the authorities of the Russian Federation proposed to abandon the use of Internet technology in political and military purposes, but Western countries have seen in the Russian initiatives only attempt to establish greater control over the Internet and the desire to limit cyberparallel other countries.

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