15m
4 Oct 2018

Russia accused of ‘brazen’ cyber-crimes

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Spies and hackers from Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU, have been accused of cyber crimes worldwide.

They include an attempt to hack into the global chemical weapons watchdog in the Hague. Tonight, the US justice department charged seven suspected GRU officers.

Moscow has angrily dismissed the allegations – saying they were part of the West’s “spy mania”.