The U.S. and several key Western Allies have leveled an array of new and damning hacking allegations against Russia, with the Department of Justice announcing federal indictments against seven officers in Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) military intelligence agency.
Officials from America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands over last 24 hours have publicly accused Russia of hacking a myriad of targets, including anti-doping organizations, Ukraine, the U.S. Democratic National Committee, Westinghouse Electric Company and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania handed down the U.S. indictment against the seven Russian defendants, identified as Aleksei Sergeyevich Morenets, 41; Evgenii Mikhaylovich, Serebriakov, 37; Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, 32; Artem Andreyevich Malyshev, 30; and Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin, 27; Oleg Mikhaylovich Sotnikov, 46; and Alexey Valerevich Minin, 46. Charges includes computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.
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