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USA: 7 alleged Russian intelligence officers charged by US over hacking04:22

USA: 7 alleged Russian intelligence officers charged by US over hacking

United States, Washington DC
October 4, 2018 at 15:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

The US has accused seven Russian military intelligence officers of hacking multiple international and US-based organisations and entities, including a nuclear energy company, during a presser at the US Department of Justice in Washington DC on Thursday.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Westinghouse Electric Corporation Organisation supplying nuclear fuel to Ukraine, and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were reportedly targeted.

Anti-doing agencies were reportedly targeted and athletes' date was leaked "in response to the efforts of anti-doing officials' exposure of Russia's systematic and state-backed athlete doping program."

OPCW and a Swedish lab on the other hand were the target of the cyber-attack for their active role in the investigation into Skirpals' poisoning and use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The indictment came after Dutch defence Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten announced earlier on Thursday that Dutch intelligence had disrupted a cyber operation conducted by GRU in the Netherlands.

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The US has accused seven Russian military intelligence officers of hacking multiple international and US-based organisations and entities, including a nuclear energy company, during a presser at the US Department of Justice in Washington DC on Thursday.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Westinghouse Electric Corporation Organisation supplying nuclear fuel to Ukraine, and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were reportedly targeted.

Anti-doing agencies were reportedly targeted and athletes' date was leaked "in response to the efforts of anti-doing officials' exposure of Russia's systematic and state-backed athlete doping program."

OPCW and a Swedish lab on the other hand were the target of the cyber-attack for their active role in the investigation into Skirpals' poisoning and use of chemical weapons in Syria.

The indictment came after Dutch defence Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten announced earlier on Thursday that Dutch intelligence had disrupted a cyber operation conducted by GRU in the Netherlands.

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