The United States have indicted six Russian from the GRU intelligence agency for their alleged roles in a series of attacks causing billions of dollars in damage to the private sector. The officers were part of a group known as Sandworm or Telebots, and known for NotPetya, an attack on the Olympic Games and downing the Ukranian power grid.
On Monday, the Department of Justice announced a Pittsburgh grand jury indicted Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko, and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin on Oct. 15.
"Today’s allegations, in their entirety, provide a useful lens for evaluating Russia’s offer two weeks ago of a cyber 'reset' between Russia and the United States," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers at a press conference. He added later: "This indictment lays bare Russia’s use of its cyber capabilities to destabilize and interfere with the domestic political and economic systems of other countries, thus providing a cold reminder of why its proposal is nothing more than dishonest rhetoric and cynical and cheap propaganda."
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