Four Russian Officials Charged With Hacking Critical Infrastructure
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The U.S. Justice Department and the British Foreign Office announced that four Russian officials, including hackers with a government intelligence agency, were charged with the malicious hacking of critical infrastructure around the globe, including the U.S. energy and aviation sectors between 2012 and 2018, in incidents that have already been publicly revealed.
An indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, under seal since June 2021, charges that Evgeny Viktorovich Gladkikh, who worked at a Russian Ministry of Defense research institute, conspired with others to damage critical infrastructure outside the United States, causing emergency shutdowns at one foreign facility. Incidents attributed to Gladkikh between May and September 2017 used malicious code known as Triton or Trisis on a system produced by Schneider Electric, a multin…