U.S. charges Russian military hackers with attacking American companies, targeting foreign elections

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The U.S. Justice Department on Monday accused six Russian computer hackers of causing power blackouts, financial losses of nearly $1 billion and targeting the 2018 Winter Olympics in China.

Court documents said the six were officers in the Russian military’s main intelligence directorate and used “some of the most destructive malware to date.” Prosecutors said it caused blackouts in Ukraine, victimized the Olympics opening ceremony, and caused losses of nearly $1 billion to Pennsylvania’s Heritage Valley Health System and three other U.S. companies, including a large pharmaceutical manufacturer.

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