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U.S. court provides indictment toward six Russian GRU officers for world-wide cyber attacks

Source : 112 Ukraine

Particularly, the Russian hackers held attacks on Ukraine and its state bodies
12:47, 20 October 2020

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Reuters

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh drifted the indictment toward six Russian hackers; all of them were the officers of #74455 unit of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU) and military intelligence of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, as the U.S. Department of Justice reported.

Six Russian GRU officers were served charges due to the deployment of the malware software all over the world and other subversive activities in the cyberspace.

Related: Ukraine’s MFA calls for Russia’s responsibility for cyberattack on Norway

The GRU hackers and his allies participated in the computer invasions and attacks aiming for the support of the efforts of the Russian government on destabilization of the situations in Ukraine, Georgia, elections in France and undermining the attempts to prosecute Russia for use of Novichok nerve agent in foreign territory.

Besides, the hackers held cyber-attacks on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics after the Russian athletes were banned from the participation under the national flag due to the doping measures sponsored by the Russian government.

Related: Ukraine’s Security Service neutralizes 460 cyber attacks against state power bodies

The Russians used one of the most destructive malware software, including KillDisk and Industroyer that caused the power outage in Ukraine, NotPetya that results in the infliction of harm to three victims in the sum of $1 billion and Olympic Destroyer that made inoperative thousands of PCs used for support of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

As we reported, Microsoft Company spotted three groups of hackers from Russia, China and Iran, who recently attempted attacks on the websites of the politicians and organizations participating in the presidential election campaign in the U.S.

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