Persons illegally interfering with computer systems and data prosecuted
Implementing the next project of the State Housing Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan - in the second phase of Yasamal Housing Complex on March 30, 2022, during the process of preferential sale of 442 apartments, were detected cases of interference in the process of selection of apartments using special computer programs and as an embodiment of the transparent activities of the agency, The State Security Service was requested to investigate this issue.
The State Security Service launched a preliminary investigation and initiated a criminal case under Articles 273.3.1 and 273.3.2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan (repeated interference in a computer system and computer informations by a group of people with prior connivance).
It was identified that in exchange for material gains the citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mammadov Elchin Elman oglu, Hajiyev Ruslan Afiz oglu, Huseynov Firudin Ilgar oglu, Latifzade Yunis Iltimas iglu, Abdullayev Tarlan Tahir oglu and Mammadov Javid Fahrad oglu together with others in separate groups without having editing rights illegally accessed the “Discounted housing” information system of the State Agency for Housing Construction on 30.03.2022 by developing or adopting special computer software in order to ensure that those who applied to them, received housing on preferential terms and deliberately and illegally interfered with computer data, inflicting significant damage by restricting the ability of eligible citizens to obtain affordable housing on a common and equal basis, and obstructing the normal functioning government agencies.
These persons are suspected of committing criminal acts under Articles 273.3.1 and 273.3.2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan and were held criminally liable as defendants. The criminal case is under investigation.
At present, the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State Housing Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan are taking the necessary legal procedures on these issues. The state will provide an objective legal assessment of apartment that have been diverted from the chaises of citizens through cybercrime or other illegal interference and as a result of such actions in the process of selling preferential housing.
Additional information on the result of
the investigation shall be provided to the public.