MOSCOW, February 1 (RAPSI) – Russian courts have convicted 35 hackers in the first half of 2017, a report prepared by the Judicial Department of the Supreme Court reads.

According to the report, 5 persons were responsible for hacking computers, 12 persons committed similar crimes for commercial gain or caused large-scale damage, and 18 persons acted as members of organized criminal groups or abused their office.

Also, 58 persons were convicted of developing malware.

The statistics read that of 93 persons convicted of cybercrimes, only 6 were sentenced to actual prison terms. 38 hackers were put on probation, 28 had their freedom restricted and 12 were granted amnesty. It should be noted that two convicts had their property confiscated.