Seven Russian nationals charge Russian nationals charged with conspiracy for allegedly hacking anti-doping facilities


Posted on: October 4th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Seven Russian nationals have been charged with conspiracy for allegedly hacking anti-doping agencies of the Olympic Games, according to the Department of Justice.

American authorities, including the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, charges the suspects with conspiracy, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identify theft and conspiracy to launder money.

The GRU, Russia’s spy agency, is accused of targeting anti-doping facilities, officials said.

The charges do not appear to be related to the special counsel investigation looking into Russian meddling of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Three of the suspects, however, were also charged by Robert Mueller, the special counsel, in July, authorities said.

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