WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The United States Department of Justice is going after six Russian military intelligence officers for alleged computer attacks.
“No country has weaponized its cyber capabilities as maliciously and irresponsibly as Russia,” DOJ National Security Assistant Attorney General John Demers said.
Demers says this group disrupted a French election, the Winter Olympics, and a hospital system in Pennsylvania.
“The most disruptive and destructive series of computer attacks ever attributed to a single group,” Demers said of the alleged hacks.
“While the alleged perpetrators of these crimes were Russian government officials, the victims who suffered real harm as a result of these crimes were often ordinary citizens and businesses around the world,” Western Pennsylvania District Attorney Scott Brady said.
Brady says Heritage Valley Health System suffered from a malware attack in 2017 and lost access to critical patient information.