US accuses six Russian military intelligence personnel of cyberattack

Cyberbatx also included an offer to disrupt the Ukrainian electricity grid.

Washington, United States:

Six Russian military intelligence officers have been accused of carrying out cyber attacks on Ukraine’s electricity grid, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 Winter Olympics, the US Department of Justice said on Monday.

Six current and former members of the GRU have also been accused of a malware attack called “NotPetia” that caused damage of approximately $ 1 billion to infected computers in companies around the world.

In addition, he allegedly targeted an investigation into the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter and carried out cyber attacks against the media and parliament in Georgia.

Deputy Attorney General John Demers said the six GRU officers were “responsible for the most disruptive and destructive series of cyber attacks attributed to a single group”.

Dimers said members of the same GRU unit had been accused of seeking to disrupt the 2016 US election, but the indictment contained “no allegation of electoral interference.”

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