DOJ charges seven Russian officials for hacking doping agencies

Today, the US Department of Justice charged seven Russian officers of the Russian intelligence directorate, the GRU, with hacking organizations, including doping agencies. These charges are not connected to Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian activity during the 2016 US election. Instead, they are tied to the state-sponsored doping program that saw Russia's athletes banned from the 2018 Olympics.

The seven officials are charged with hacking, stealing private and sensitive information and publishing it as retaliation. The campaign targeted 250 athletes from 30 countries, along with US and international anti-doping agencies. However, it wasn't just limited to the Olympics. Russia carried out retaliatory attacks against other actors as well, including organizations investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria.



Source: DoJ

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