US pledges $10 million to track down six Russian hackers

Ten million dollars. This is the amount of the bonus promised on Tuesday by United States for any information leading to the arrest of six Russian military intelligence agents. The latter are accused of having carried out devastating computer attacks around the world.

They were indicted in October 2021 by the grand jury of a US federal court for their part in a series of cyberattacksincluding some affecting the Ukrainian energy network.

The Kremlin denounces a “Russophobic” campaign

The US State Department accuses these individuals of being also involved in a computer attack in 2017 that targeted numerous companies. The suspects are said to have damaged computers in hospitals across the United States, for losses estimated at nearly a billion dollars.

Given the high probability that the defendants are currently in Russia, extradition is not an option. The Kremlin dismissed the accusations as a “Russophobic” campaign. Russian Military Intelligence (GRU) is suspected of many cyberattacks around the world, some that interfered with the 2016 US presidential campaign.

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