[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and 2017 French elections.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and the 2017 French elections.
[ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, JOHN DEMERS] "Today we announce criminal charges against the conspiracy of Russian military intelligence officers who stand accused of conducting the most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group." Prosecutors said the defendants were officers in Russia's GRU military intelligence agency and accused them of destructive attacks on Ukraine’s power grid that experts say caused upwards of $1 billion in losses.
[ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, JOHN DEMERS] "The conspirators designed the malware to spread with devastating and indiscriminate alacrity, bringing down entire networks in seconds and searching for remote computer connections through which to attack additional innocent victims all without hope of recovery or repair." British officials on Monday also condemned the attacks and accused the GRU hackers of attempting to disrupt next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The attacks on the Games are the latest in a string of hacking attempts against international sporting organizations that cybersecurity experts say have been orchestrated by Moscow after being banned for doping violations.
The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Florida-based member of the right-wing Proud Boys group on charges of storming the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago in a crowd of Donald Trump supporters challenging his election defeat, the Justice Department said.
U.S. Senator Richard Burr said on Tuesday the Justice Department had closed its investigation of stock trades he made last year before a market downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
A South Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee to two and a half years in prison on Monday. The case will have major ramifications for Lee's leadership of the tech giant as well as Korea's views toward big business. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Paralympic gold medallist Hollie Arnold has become the first contestant to beeliminated from I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! She lasted 14 days on theITV show. After leaving the camp, Arnold told co-hosts Ant McPartlin andDeclan Donnelly: “I feel like I never really knew what to expect so it wasjust like go in there and try and enjoy every single moment of it. It was acrazy experience for me.”
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Tokyo's biggest fish market held its new year auction on Tuesday, but the priciest tuna went for just ten percent of last year's top catch. The pandemic has slashed tuna prices, with diners staying at home. Lucy Fielder reports.
Thousands of protesters are demanding the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure.
Police have arrested hundreds of pro-Navalny supporters attending the nationwide protests.
Navalny was detained on 17 January after he flew back to Moscow from Germany.
Russian authorities had promised a tough crackdown prior to the protests.
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