WASHINGTON: Six Russian military intelligence officers have been charged in the US with carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine’s power grid, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the Justice Department announced on Monday.
The six GRU agents were also accused of staging a malware attack called “NotPetya” that infected computers of businesses worldwide causing nearly US$1 billion in losses to three US companies alone.
In addition, they allegedly targeted international investigations into the nerve agent poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, and waged cyberattacks on media outlets and parliament in Georgia.
Assistant Attorney General John …read more
Source:: Free Malaysia Today