US offering $10M for info on Russian Intelligence
The six Russian intelligence officers have been wanted for quite a few years now.
The US government is rewarding people up to $10 million for information on Russian military intelligence officers - their identification and location. The US department is seeking information on officers who have allegedly conducted malicious activities against the United States.
“The US Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program, which is administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of any person who, while acting at the direction or under the control of a foreign government, participates in malicious cyber activities against US critical infrastructure in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” the release said.
Washington is currently looking for information on six Russian nationals who have taken part in a "criminal conspiracy affecting US critical infrastructure," according to the release.
The release revealed the names of the "wanted" personnel: Yuriy Sergeyevich Andrienko, Sergey Vladimirovich Detistov, Pavel Valeryevich Frolov, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kovalev, Artem Valeryevich Ochichenko and Petr Nikolayevich Pliskin.
This is not the first time the names appear on Washington's radar.
In 2020, the same names were charged with conspiracy to conduct computer and wire fraud, damaging protected computers and aggravated identity theft.
US Federal Prosecutors alleged that Russian intelligence have unveiled a software system, named "Olympic Destroyer," which was used to disrupt the 2018 Opening Ceremony in Tokyo in PyeongChang.