The United States delivered this Tuesday $ 10 million reward for six Russian military intelligence agents accused of cyber-attacks It destroyed businesses around the world in 2017.
Six Russians affiliated with Russian Military Intelligence Unit 74455 He was indicted in October by the U.S. Federal Grand Jury for a series of cyber-attacksIncluding one for the Ukrainian power grid.
Considering the agents are probably in Russia, deporting them does not seem questionable. However, the State Department said it would pay up to $ 10 million for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of one in six.
This is a statement, The State Department said the individuals were part of an attack known as Notepadia in 2017Officials estimate that it targeted companies around the world, damaged computers in hospitals in the United States and generated losses of close to $ 1,000 million.
The Kremlin has denied allegations against military agents, citing the “Russophobia” campaign.
Russia’s GRU intelligence unit has been accused of engaging in a series of cyber attacks around the world, including interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this week that Russia was “failing” in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.Launched on February 24, it has been announced that US diplomats will return to Ukraine next week, although the kyiv embassy will remain closed.
“Russia tried to usurp sovereignty and independence (from Ukraine) but failed.”Blinken told a news conference near the Ukrainian-Polish border after a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Gelensky on Sunday, which was also attended by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Therefore, Moscow “seeks to use the power of its military and its economy, but of course we look forward,” he stressed. “We do not know what the rest of the war will be like, but we know that a sovereign and independent Ukraine will last longer than Putin is on the scene,” he argued.
“Our support for Ukraine will continue. This will continue until we see definite success. ” According to the American Television Network, Blinken lasted CNN. He emphasized that the meeting with Zelensky, which lasted about three hours, was “very effective”.
In this sense, both Blingen and Austin expressed their “admiration” for “their commitment to the protection of their profession and democracy,” while showing that the main purpose of the visit was to “analyze the existing plan and how to move forward.” In all endeavors. “
(With information from AFP)
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