US Sanctions Russia For Election Interference, Cyberattacks

US Sanctions Russia For Election Interference, Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON DC – The White House has announced an array of sanctions against Russia for meddling in US elections and for broader hacking efforts, including one incident it called “most destructive and costly cyberattack in history.”

The US government unveiled the sanctions Thursday morning, saying they were prompted by Russia’s online propaganda campaign during the US elections, massive hacks of Yahoo and attempted cyberattacks against electrical grids in the US.

The government singled out Russia’s role in the NotPetya attack, a piece of malware that was disguised as ransomware but actually designed to destroy data. Last month, the Trump Administration attributed the attack to Russia, saying it caused billions of dollars in damage in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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By |2018-03-16T10:29:05+00:00March 16th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Politics, Politics/Government|

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