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U.S. Charges 6 Russian Agents for Hacking That Cost Billions (1)

Oct. 20, 2020, 12:52 PM

The U.S. charged six current and former members of Russia’s military intelligence agency for allegedly carrying out some of the world’s most destructive hacking attacks from 2015 to 2019, including knocking out Ukraine’s power grid and causing almost $1 billion in damage to three American companies.

The hackers allegedly carried out attacks against the 2017 elections in France and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, according to an indictment unsealed by the Justice Department on Monday.

“According to the indictment, beginning in or around November 2015 and continuing until at least in or around October 2019, the defendants and their ...

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