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Six Russian military officers charged with hacking French election, Tokyo Olympics and US businesses

Six Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday that details attacks on a broad range of political, financial and athletic targets.

The U.S. Justice Department said six members of the Unit 74455 of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, also known as the Main Centre for Special Technologies, had played key roles in attacks on targets ranging from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to the 2017 French elections.

The charges covered four years of malicious cyber activity, from 2015 to 2019.

Justice Department Assistant Attorney General John Demers declined to discuss the more recent attacks against the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years in December over widespread doping offences, including the Tokyo Games.

The attacks on the 2020 Games are the latest in a string of hacking attempts against international sporting organizations that Western officials and cybersecurity experts say have been orchestrated by Russia since its doping scandal erupted five years ago. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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    Good segway into the huge biden Ukraine scandal…………………………………………………………………………….

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    Sounds like a nice try to denounce Bidebs laptop. Nobody believes a word the news says. Infowars dot com has your only real news

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    Too much tv. Democrats are done. Cooked

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    wonder if theyy did it because biden was corrupting the country

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    Is that US business? For whole world‘s order?Jesus Christ,please stop

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    Global scam news. Sedition news. Treason news. Tell a vision news. Tell a vision programming. Programming your mind. Sheep news wear a mask. Are you awaking up yet? It's been a long slumber.

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    I'd be FAR more concerned about what China is up to. As for controlling elections and making malware attracts on power facilities the US and Israel are masters at this (look up Stuxnet).

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    Ra ra Rasputin

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    I still trust Russia/Ukraine more than justine dildeau and the liberal goofballs.

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    Douglass Duplassie

    Another bogus charge to make Russia look like the FBI want them to. It's a very deep state!!!

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    The most malicious country to interfere with the US elections is… You guessed it. The USA.

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    They must be democrat supporters

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    The Off Grid Homestead

    like how they careful choose their words when putting blame on someone eh? Russia is the 1st government to cause damage to public infrastructure. What about USA and Israel attacking Iran with the Stuxnet virus at their uranium plants that killed ppl and allowing that virus to get out into the wild and cause damage????????? Guess everyone forgot about the USA messing in other countries business . It don't matter if its a digital virus or a biological virus. No governments should be messing with them. Period! It is obvious by now NONE of them can be trusted!

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    The winter olympics was in Pyeongchang, not Tokyo

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    You forgot another Russian agent, Hunter Biden.

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    Sure it was Russia… sure… you aren’t at all fear mongering about a country for the election.

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    What a complete joke and distraction from what is really going on…..DOJ ….baaaahahahaha….what a complete joke ….the USA is lost.

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    Actual number one international story…. Hunter Biden's laptop showing Joe's exposure to corruption and potential to be extorted by China. Number 2 story… mainstream media covering it up by putting a lid on it to protect Joe Biden.

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    The Russians!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    Russians at it again. Not the chinese, or the Persians. Move along folks, same usual narrative. Anyone with basic IT and Blackhat hacking knowledge knows how easy it is to mask their IP. "No nation has used their capabilities for malicious use", remebers watching the Snowden movie depicting how the US controls Tokyo's electric grid.

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