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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


Russian president Vladimir Putin.
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The United States accused six Russian government officials of orchestrating a string of high-profile cyberattacks that caused billions of dollars in damage in indictments unsealed on Monday.
The alleged cybercrimes include attacks that took down parts of Ukraine’s power grid, disrupted the Olympic games in South Korea, and disrupted the computer systems of several US hospitals.
The six Russians are accused of comprising Sandworm, a Russian hacking collective that has wreaked havoc internationally but avoided prosecution until now.
Justice Department officials called the alleged hacking “the most destructive, most costly, and most egregious cyberattacks ever known” …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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