Ukraine charges 5 hackers allegedly working for Russia

Ukraine has filed charges of espionage and attempted state overthrow against five people who allegedly were part of a hackers group controlled by Russia.

Dec 21, 2016: Russian hackers have launched multiple cyber attacks in the past year on power grids in Ukraine. Experts say a similar attack in the U.S. could leave people without electricity, reports Holly Williams.

The Security Service of Ukraine said Friday that the hackers group known as “Armagedon” was responsible for some 5,000 cyberattacks on Ukrainian state agencies since 2014.

The service said it had intercepted and recorded conversations of two group members it claims are agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service, the main descendant of the Soviet KGB, working in Russia-annexed Crimea.

The five alleged hackers were charged in absentia. There were no details on the extent of the damage any of the group’s attacks may have caused.

Nov 30, 2016: Did Russia Hack Ukraine’s Electrical Grid?: CYBERWAR

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-ukraine-crime-espionage-9f50197bfeab4856b6cb2ed432989c02

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