Taking a More Aggressive Posture Against Russian Cyber Crimes

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U.S. and UK officials are taking a more aggressive approach toward Russian cyber crime by publicly naming and shaming Russian Military Intelligence (GRU) for destructive and undermining criminal actions in cyber space.   

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of seven GRU-related individuals for cyber-crimes that included hacking, wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering.

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