Two Russians detained in Switzerland for cyber attack on World Anti-Doping Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

This case puts the membership of Russian Anti-Doping Agency in the World Anti-Doping Agency under threat
11:54, 24 October 2018

Two Russians were detained in Switzerland on October 23 under a suspicion of trying to perform a cyber attack at the lab of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Lausanne, as Deutsche Welle reported.

The Swiss Justice Ministry allowed conducting a detailed investigation of this case as there is a suspicion that the supposed hackers planned to cyber attack other institutions.

Related: How Russia cyber attacks helped Trump to the U.S. presidency

A month ago, WADA restored the mandate of Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency, which lost its accreditation in November 2018, when it was reported that Russian athletes consumed doping.

Reportedly, the Netherlands claimed prevention of Russia’s cyber attacks at Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and accused Russia’s GRU officers of trying to access information about the international investigation of the MH17 tragedy.

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

Before that, the UK has accused Russian GRU of organizing cyber attacks in the entire world. Among them – a cyber attack against the U.S. Democratic Party National Committee in 2016.

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