DOJ Indicts Seven Russian Spies For Cyber Crimes

Axios reports:

The Department of Justice announced indictments Thursday against seven Russian military intelligence officers for alleged malicious cyber activities against the U.S. and its allies, including retaliation against officials and organizations that exposed state-sponsored doping by Russian Olympic athletes and the hacking of a lab investigating Russia and Syria’s use of chemical weapons.

CNBC reports:

The indictment announced at a press conference by John Demers, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s national security division, alleges that Russia’s military intelligence agency, known as the GRU, targeted the hacking victims because they had publicly condemned Russia’s state-sponsored athlete doping program.

The victims included about 250 athletes from 30 countries, along with anti-doping agencies around the world, U.S. attorney Scott Brady said at the press conference. Three of the seven defendants in the indictment announced Thursday were previously charged by Mueller, Demers said.