US Charges 7 Alleged Russian Military Intel Officers Over Hacking OPCW, WADA

Earlier in the day, the Netherlands stated that the United States was going to announce charges against some “Russian intelligence agents.” Moscow has yet to comment on the US charges.

The US Justice Department has announced charges against seven alleged Russian military intelligence officials it accuses of hacking doping agencies and other international organizations.

“We announce an indictment charging seven Russian military officers with violation of several US criminal laws for malicious cyber activities against the United States and its allies,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers told reporters.

According to the DOJ, WADA, the OPCW, USADA, Westinghouse nuclear power company, which provides power to Ukraine, at least 250 athletes and sports figures from different countries were allegedly targeted by Russian intelligence officers; they also ostensibly targeted a Canadian anti-doping agency.

“They targeted Westinghouse, a nuclear power company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that supplied nuclear fuel to Ukraine,” US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady told reporters.

Demers further claimed that Russia had carried out a cyberattack on a Swiss lab, which was analyzing a toxic substance, which was allegedly used against ex-GRU operative Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, UK.

The assistant attorney general has claimed that three Russian agents were previously accused of meddling…

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