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U.S. charges six Russian intelligence officers for extensive cyberattacks including NotPetya ransomware

October 20, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The Russian intel officers are believed to be apart of the Russian’s secretive Sandworm hacking group. Some of the attacks allegedly perpetrated by this group include the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya ransomware attack in 2017.

The list of cyberattacks that these individuals were presumably part of is pretty extensive…

  • The 2015 malware attacks against Ukraine’s power grid via malware called BlackEnergy, Industroyer, and KillDisk.
  • The 2017 worldwide ransomware attacks that affected hospitals and other medical facilities using malware called NotPetya.
  • Spear phishing campaigns aimed at disrupting the 2017 French elections.

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