The Department of State is offering a reward of up to $ 10 million for information about six Russian military intelligence officers who participated in cyber-attacks against infrastructure facilities.
The U.S. Department of State has offered a monetary reward of up to $ 10 million in exchange for information about six Russian military intelligence officers who took part in cyber-attacks against infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine, the United States and several other countries.
According to the Department of State, all six wanted serve in the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (better known as the “GRU”) and in 2017 took part in a cyberattack using the malware NotPetya, which infected computer networks of several private entities, including the hospital system and a pharmaceutical company.
The United States is looking for Yuri Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov, Anatoly Sergeevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko and Pyotr Nikolaevich Pliskin.
In 2017, the malicious “worm” NotPetya hit infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, and also caused significant damage, estimated at billions of dollars, to other countries, including the United States, France, Germany and Italy.
In 2020, in a federal court, a jury accused these Russian military intelligence officers of criminal conspiracy to commit computer crimes.