VIDEO INTERVIEW | Hadji Janev: The new Internet scams from Veles as an alarm for the suppression of cybercrime

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The story of fake news and internet scams from Veles went in the total opposite direction. When all the articles and information on this topic are collected, you will see that the cradle of fake news is not Macedonia. Namely, until the moment until there is no regulation in the country that will sanction these activities, regardless of whether it is illegal cyber activities or the spread of fake news and disinformation, which will clearly specify the activity that may interfere in the internal affairs of another state etc. we cannot say that these activities are prohibited - says the university professor Methods Hadzi Janev in the morning show of Free press supplementing referring to the story from Veles in which Macedonian citizens sell debit cards with the image of Donald Trump.

- We must point out that even during the past presidential elections in the USA and the connection with Macedonia to fake news factories, it was shown that we as a country were not the main generator of this problem. The situation is similar with the recent accusations of Iran's hacking attacks on Albania. Forensics showed that the cyber attacks originated from everywhere and least of all from Iran in order to create an image in the public that Tehran was the source of these attacks, which in reality turned out not to be the case. Making a parallel, the same is the case with Macedonia now. It is necessary to examine what, how and where these claims come from that a group from Veles sells debit cards with the image of Trump, and then the state should take appropriate actions, if this matter goes beyond the legal framework in the country - points out Hadji Janev.

The professor also referred to Russia's two-year aggression in Ukraine.

- We can freely say that during the two-year aggression of Russia, neither Russian mathematics came out at the beginning, nor Western mathematics during the war. If we look at all the parameters predicted by both sides, we will conclude that no one was right. Just in the two years, the first year was bad for Russia. Russia entered that invasion rather badly and unprepared, so Ukraine managed to make a good counter-offensive in that first year, to return a large part of the occupied territories, but in the second year Russia managed to adapt, built a large defensive line, managed to repulse it the Ukrainian counteroffensive. From then until today, we are in one, which is what is called in military science, and the way of warfare has become technical instead of, as it was predicted, to be more technological - pointed out Hadji Janev.

See more of the interview with professor Metodi Hadji Janev in the video below.

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