Russian military intelligence officers allegedly travelled in person to the offices of targeted organisations in Switzerland, Brazil, Malaysia and the Netherlands to compromise Wi-Fi networks in a wide-ranging cyber-espionage campaign, it has emerged.
The allegations were made by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) as it indicted seven GRU officers yesterday for computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering.
When the officers couldn’t obtain targeted users’ log-ins or the hacked accounts didn’t give them the necessary privileged access, they allegedly travelled physically to hack them via Wi-Fi connections, including hotel Wi-Fi networks.
By Phil Muncaster
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