Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Russian accusations may spark change in hacker behaviour

Russian accusations may spark change in hacker behaviour

According to USA officials, the Russians also targeted a nuclear power company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that supplied nuclear fuel to Ukraine.

U.S. Attorney General John Demers said the seven suspects are in Russian Federation and can not be extradited. "These defendants must be held accountable for their crimes".

It also cited attacks on the World Anti-Doping Agency, Ukrainian transport systems and the 2016 US presidential race.

In addition, the United Kingdom government has indicated earlier today that it has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks around the world are, in fact, the Russian military intelligence service (GRU).

The announcement comes on the same day the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) claimed a number of notorious cyber attackers responsible for some of the biggest hacks in recent years are all in fact Russian military intelligence (GRU).

Demers declined to comment on whether there are additional hacking concerns with the upcoming USA mid-term elections.

The government alleges that Aleksei Sergeyevich Morenets, Evgenii Mikhaylovich Serebriakov, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, Artem Andreveyich Malyshev, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin, Oleg Mikhaylovich Sotnikov and Alexey Valerevich Minin are members of the Russian intelligence agency and hacked into computer networks used by anti-doping and sporting officials, as well as groups investigating Russia's alleged use of chemical weapons.

He said one of their mobile phones was found to have been activated near the GRU building in Moscow, while another carried a receipt for a taxi journey from a street near the GRU to the airport.

"The GRUs actions are reckless and indiscriminate: they try to undermine and interfere in elections in other countries", said British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

European Union officials said in a statement Russia's "aggressive act demonstrated contempt for the solemn purpose" of the OPCW.

"The global community-including Russia-has agreed that worldwide law and norms of responsible state behavior apply in cyberspace", Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement.

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Britain helped the Netherlands with the operation, they added.

Britain's National Cyber Security Center on Wednesday announced that they had "high confidence" about Russia's involvement in at least four new attacks.

As a result, 111 Russian athletes were banned from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Britain's Tour de France victor Sir Bradley Wiggins was left fighting to save his reputation after it emerged he had been given permission to use banned substance triamcinolone.

Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a news briefing that the accusations were the product of someone with a "rich imagination". Maybe a Nina Ricci bottle.

Relations between Russia and the United Kingdom seriously deteriorated after Britain accused the Kremlin of poisoning former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March of this year.

Instead, the Dutch and British revealed in a press conference on Thursday, the alleged attempt was busted on 13 April and the four men were thrown out of the Netherlands.

Most of the 298 people killed onboard MH17 were Dutch citizens, and investigators say they have strong evidence the Buk missile that downed the plane came from Russian Federation, a charge Russian Federation denies.

Russian Federation denies any involvement in the jet's destruction.

According to a report by British state broadcaster BBC, the motive for the cyber attacks on Malaysian authorities was over the multinational investigation into Russia's role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The fronts include Cyber Kerkut, BlackEnergy Actors, STRONTIUM and Sandworm.

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