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US dismantles hacker network controlled by Russian intelligence

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(ANSA) – ROME, APRIL 07 – The United States has dismantled a ‘botnet’ controlled by Russian military intelligence. This was announced by the American Minister of Justice Merrick Garland.

The so-called ‘botnet A botnet is a network of computers used to carry out cyber attacks. “The Russian government has recently used similar infrastructure to attack Ukrainian targets,” the Attorney General said.

“Fortunately, we were able to block the network before it could be used again thanks to collaboration with our international partners. Garland yesterday announced that the US indicted Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev for his attempt to violate sanctions. inflicted on him for financing separatism in Crimea and supporting the two pro-Russian breakaway republics of Donbass using accomplices to surreptitiously acquire and manage media in Europe. While a New York court opened a lawsuit against American John Hanick, 71 years, for accused of violation of sanctions and false declarations for having collaborated with Malofeyev for several years.


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