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Russians detained in Czech Republic on charges of cyber attacks at Foreign Ministry

They could earn hundreds of millions of Czech crowns
14:21, 17 October 2018

BBC

In the Czech Republic, a group of Russians was detained as it is accused of the cyber attack on the computer system of Czech Foreign Ministry and interference in the permanent residency issuance system as BBC reported.

"On September 8, eight people were detained, including the citizens of Russia and Vietnam. The number of the detained Russians is not specified," the message said.

Related: U.K. explores possibility of cyber-attack on Russia in case of its assault, - source

The detainees were accused of unauthorized access to the computer networks and participation in the organized criminal group. Four of them were also accused of money laundering.

The accused could earn hundreds of millions of Czech crowns.

Related: U.K. accuses Russia's GRU of organization of worldwide cyber-attacks

Earlier, the Netherlands accused Russia of trying to carry out a cyber attack at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to access data of the international investigation of MH17 tragedy.

Also, Germany has joined the British and the Dutch authorities in accusing Russia of instigating massive international cyber-attacks.

Related: Ecumenical Patriarchate sustains mass cyber attacks, - Foreign Minister

Moreover, Latvian special services accused Russia of committing cyber attacks at the Latvian Defence and Foreign Ministries and other institutions.

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