U.S. unveils charges against 4 Russian officials over 2012-18 hacking campaigns

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By Sarah N. Lynch and Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. unveiled criminal charges against four Russian government officials on Thursday, saying they engaged in two major hacking campaigns between 2012 and 2018 that targeted the global energy sector and impacted thousands of computers across 135 countries. The Justice Department unsealed the charges in two 2021 cases just days after U.S. President Joe Biden warned about “evolving intelligence” suggesting the Russian government is exploring options for more potential cyberattacks in the future. In one now-unsealed indictment from Jun…

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