Russian hackers charged in 2017 malware attack against Pennsylvania health system: 4 details

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Six Russian military officers have been charged in worldwide computer hacking incidents, including the June 2017 malware attack on Beaver, Pa.-based Heritage Valley Health System.

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh indicted six members of a Russian military intelligence agency of computer hacking to support the Russian government. The indictment also alleges the defendants were involved in malware attacks on the Ukraine's power grid and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics hosts, participants and attendees.

Four details:

1. Four of the defendants, Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin, are accused of developing components of NotPetya, the malware that impaired Heritage Valley's computer system.

2. The malware disrupted the IT systems at...

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