The U.S. Government Charged Russia's Most Destructive Hackers - 2020-10-19

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F0.png The U.S. Government Charged Russia's Most Destructive Hackers October 19, 2020, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Vice News

The Department of Justice announced the indictment of six people who are allegedly part of the Sandworm hacking group, responsible for a slew of high-profile hacks in the last few years—"the most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group," as the DOJ put it. They are most famous for unleashing NotPetya, a ransomware that wiped thousands of computers all over the world.

Prosecutors believe the hackers are all part of Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, better known as GRU.

They all became part of the FBI's most wanted list of cyber criminals on Monday.

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