Westinghouse Targeted In Hack, US Justice Department Alleges

Westinghouse Targeted In Hack, US Justice Department Alleges

Russian hackers' activities were exposed following the seizure of laptops from four suspects briefly detained in the Netherlands.

Canada confirmed on Thursday it believes itself to have been targeted by Russian cyber attacks, citing breaches at its centre for ethics in sports and at the Montreal-based WADA.

Given the high confidence assessment and the broader context, the United Kingdom government has made the judgement that the Russian government - the Kremlin - was responsible.

The UK joined with the Netherlands in accusing Russian Federation of sending agents with wifi antennas to The Hague to try to hack into the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The chemical weapons watchdog was investigating a Novichok nerve agent attack on a former GRU spy, Sergei Skripal, that Britain has blamed on the Russian government. It also cited attacks on the World Anti-Doping Agency, Ukrainian transport systems and the 2016 US presidential race.

A laptop that was confiscated from the officers held a trove of information about their past activities, including a record of connecting to a WiFi network at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, in September of 2016, as the World Anti-Doping Agency was holding a conference at the hotel.

She added "we remain very alert about this". All 298 people on board were killed.

"Western spy mania is gathering pace", a Russian foreign ministry representative told AFP.

Mr. Demers said the operations "involved sophisticated, persistent and unauthorised access into the victims' computer networks for the goal of stealing private or otherwise sensitive information".

According to the head of the Netherlands' military intelligence agency, four Russians were caught with spying equipment and were expelled on April 13, Dutch Major General Onno Eichelsheim said.

"The GRU's actions are reckless and indiscriminate: They try to undermine and interfere in elections in other countries; they are even prepared to damage Russian companies and Russian citizens", Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement.

In a series of coordinated announcements, authorities in the US, UK, the Netherlands and Australia have accused the Russian military intelligence agency GRU of a huge array of cyberattacks around the world.

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The cascade of condemnation - from the Australian, British and Dutch governments - does more than just point the finger at Moscow.

In the Dutch case, the Russians allegedly set up a auto full of electronic equipment in the vehicle park of a Marriott hotel next to the OPCW and tried to hack its wifi system and computer passwords. "We intercepted it and expelled the four men from the country".

A taxi receipt which Dutch officials said was found on one of the alleged hackers offered another clue linking the hacking suspects to the GRU.

Alexei Morenets was one of seven Russians named in a US indictment released on Thursday.

They said the GRU military intelligence service could have only been conducting operations of such scale on Kremlin orders.

A leading developer of nuclear power plants, Westinghouse said it has no evidence that Russia's hacking attempts were successful.

What was on their computer?

Dutch investigators said the snoopers nabbed outside the OPCW also appear to have logged into the Wi-Fi networks near the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Malaysian hotels where crash investigators had gathered.

Britain's ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson, said the GRU would no longer be allowed to act with impunity.

He suggested that America is not affected by diplomatic tension around global evidence that a Russian missile filed by pro-Russian separatist fighters in Ukraine shot down the MH17 plane killing 298 people in July 2014.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has continually denied that Russia was involved in the attempted assassinations of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Worldwide anti-doping organizations and officials were targeted by the Russian operatives after they exposed and condemned Russia's athletic doping program.

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