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US charges Russian hackers with sweeping campaign of cyberattacks

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A federal grand jury has charged six Russian nationals with a wide-ranging campaign of cyberattacks - including a highly destructive global malware rampage and a 2018 attack on the Winter Olympic Games - that reflects the scope and intensity of Russia's digital aggression.
As officers of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, the six defendants launched a June 2017 malware campaign known as NotPetya, hacked the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, and conducted the hack-and-leak operations that targeted the 2017 French elections, according to a newly unsealed indictment .
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The US charged 6 Russian hackers with a string of 'destructive' cyberattacks that shut down hospitals in Pennsylvania, crippled Ukraine's power grid, and targeted the Olympics and French elections

The US charged 6 Russian hackers with a string of 'destructive' cyberattacks that shut down hospitals in Pennsylvania, crippled Ukraine's power grid, and targeted the Olympics and French elections

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Federal prosecutors accused six Russian government officials of orchestrating widespread cyberattacks that targeted Russia's perceived enemies across the globe in a sweeping indictment unsealed Monday.
The six men are charged with creating a worm called NotPetya that infected computers across the globe and caused $10 billion in damage, as well as carrying out individual attacks that shut down the power grid in Ukraine , disrupted the IT infrastructure of the 2018 Olympics in South Korea , and took down the computer systems of a chain of hospitals in Western...
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US charges Russian hackers with sweeping campaign of cyberattacks

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A federal grand jury has charged six Russian nationals with a wide-ranging campaign of cyberattacks that included the highly destructive NotPetya malware and the 2018 attack on the Winter Olympic Games.
The hackers' five-year campaign also included the 2015 and 2016 hacks of the Ukrainian power grid, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday.
“No country has weaponized its cyber capabilities as maliciously or irresponsibly as Russia, wantonly causing unprecedented damage to pursue small tactical advantages and to satisfy fits of spite,” John Demers, the head of the Justice Department's...
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