A federal grand jury has returned a 7-count indictment against six Russian military intelligence officers for major hacking operations targeting foreign elections, the Olympics and computer systems worldwide that resulted in nearly $1 billion in losses, the Justice Department announced Monday.
The big picture: The officers are members of the same GRU unit indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for interference in the 2016 election.
Details: The indictment accuses the hackers of ...
- Unleashing destructive malware attacks on Ukraine's power grid in 2015 through 2016
- Engaging in hack-and-leak efforts targeting the 2017 French elections
- Infecting computers around the world with destructive malware called NotPetya in 2017
- Targeting the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after Russian athletes were banned from participating under their country's flag in 2017 and 2018
- Attempting to disrupt chemical weapons investigations into the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal on U.K. soil in 2018
- Targeting Georgian companies and government entities in 2018 and 2019
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