Russian agents charged with large-scale cyberattack against Maersk

The US Department of Justice has charged six Russian intelligence agents with being behind a cyberattack that hit Maersk, among others, costing the shipping group up to of USD 300 million.

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Six agents from the Russian intelligence service have been charged as the co-conspirators behind a worldwide cyberattack that hit the world's largest container line Maersk hard.

The so-called Notpetya attack began in Ukraine in June 2017 and quickly spread to large parts of the world, where several companies and institutions were infected with malware.

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