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U.S. charges 6 Russian military officers for cyberattacks targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections

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The indictment was unsealed in federal court Monday.
The U.S. has charged six Russian military intelligence officers in connection with high-profile cyberattacks that targeted the electric power grid in Ukraine, the 2017 French elections and the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, federal prosecutors announced Monday. A 50-page indictment unsealed in federal court in Pittsburgh details the computer intrusions and malware attacks mounted over the past five years by the members of Russia’s military intelligence agency, known as the GRU. The Justice Department described the hacking campaign as the « most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks » ever attributed to one group. « No country has weaponized its cyber capabilities as maliciously or irresponsibly as Russia, wantonly causing unprecedented damage to pursue small tactical advantages and to satisfy fits of spite, » Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers said in a statement announcing the charges.

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