DOJ Indicts Russian Hackers Behind 2017 NotPetya Malware Attack

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The Department of Justice announced the indictment of six Russian-backed hackers behind the global 2017 NotPetya malware attack. Though the cyberattack began on a Ukrainian company, it quickly rippled across the global and crippled several US firms, including Nuance and a major health system.

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh returned the indictment against six hackers, all of whom were Russian nationals and Russian military intelligence agency officers.

The indictment shows the hackers and subsequent cybercrimes used the labels Sandworm, Telebots, Iron Viking, and Voodoo Bear. The charges were announced by...

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