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US Offers  Million Rewards for Russian Agents Accused of Cyber ​​Attacks

US Offers $10 Million Rewards for Russian Agents Accused of Cyber ​​Attacks

US Offers  Million Rewards for Russian Agents Accused of Cyber ​​Attacks

USA It offered $10 million rewards Tuesday for six Russian military intelligence agents accused of cyberattacks that devastated businesses around the world in 2017.

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The six Russians affiliated with Russian military intelligence Unit 74455 were indicted in October by a US federal grand jury for a series of cyberattacks, including one on Ukraine’s power grid.

Considering that the agents are probably in Russia, their extradition seems out of the question. However, the State Department said it would offer up to $10 million for information that could help capture and prosecute any of the six.

In a statement, the State Department said the individuals were part of a 2017 attack known as NotPetya, which targeted businesses around the world, damaged computers in US hospitals, and caused nearly $1 billion in losses. dollars, authorities estimate.

The Kremlin has rejected the accusations against the military agents, citing a campaign of “Russophobia”.

Russia’s GRU intelligence unit has been accused of a series of cyberattacks around the world, including interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Source: Elcomercio

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