The British government on 19th October 2020 exposed malicious cyber activity from Russia’s GRU military intelligence service against organizations involved in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games before they were postponed.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, assesses with high confidence that these attacks were carried out by the GRU’s Main Centre for Specialist Technologies (GTsST), also known as Sandworm and VoodooBear.
Details were released after the US Department of Justice announced criminal charges against Russian military intelligence officers working for the GRU’s cyber unit for conducting cyberattacks against the 2018 Winter Games and other cyber attacks.
“The actions of the GRU against the Olympic and Paralympic Games are cynical and reckless. We condemn this in the strongest possible terms, ” - Dominic Raab, British Foreign Secretary
On Monday 19 October 2020, the US Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against Russian military intelligence officers working for the GRU’s destructive cyber unit – also known by the codenames Sandworm and VoodooBear – for conducting cyberattacks against the 2018 Winter Games and other cyber attacks, including the 2018 spear-phishing attacks against the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).
Source : ncsc.gov.uk | gov.uk/government/news/uk-exposes-series-of-russian-cyber-attacks-against-olympic-and-paralympic-games