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>> Britain, the Netherlands, and now Washington, accusations of Russian cybercrime piling up on Thursday. The United States indicting seven Russian intelligence officers for plotting to hack computers and steal data. On their alleged hit list, the nuclear power company Westinghouse and international anti-doping organizations that Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, wanted to discredit.
>> The GRU did so in response to the efforts of anti-doping officials' exposure of Russia's systematic and state-backed athlete doping program. Embarrassed by that truth, Russia fought back by retaliating against the truth tellers and against the truth itself.>>
Dutch authorities say they stopped Russian agents hacking into the wi-fi of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Four Russians were caught with spying equipment at a hotel next to the OPCW headquarters. The head of military intelligence says, they were held, then expelled. They'd been planning to travel on to a lab in Switzerland where the OPCW analyzes chemical weapon samples.>> This is not the actions of a great power.
This is the actions of the pariah state.>> The UK, meanwhile, says Russia is behind four major worldwide cyberattacks in the past few years. These include the bad rabbit ransomware attack in 2017, the hack on the US Democratic National Committee in 2016, and the theft of emails from a UK TV station the year before that.
Britain also blames Russia for undermining the world Anti-Doping Agency by stealing confidential medical files files last year.>> If anyone had any questions in their minds.>> Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the OPCW allegations proved Moscow poisoned X by Sergei Skripal in England in March. Russia's UK Embassy said the allegations lacked proof and are part of a crude disinformation campaign.
Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, was poisoned with his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. Putin said Moscow had released Skripal as part of a spy swap, so Russia had no motive to kill him.