Four GRU Agents Accused of Cyber Attack Plot Against OPCW, Seven Charged in US

Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said that Dutch authorities had disrupted a cyber attack plot involving multiple GRU agents against the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The GRU is the Russian military's intelligence arm, also known as the Main Intelligence Directorate.

As stated by Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld, the cyber attack attempts were blocked on April 13th and this lead to the expulsion of four Russian intelligence officers which were escorted out of Netherlands.

The GRU operatives named by the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (Militaire Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst - MIVD) are two hackers Yevgeny Serebriakov and Alexei Morenetz, and their two support agents Alexei Minin and Oleg Sotnikov.

Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten said that "this cyber operation against the OPCW is unacceptable. By revealing this Russian action, we send out a clear message: Russia must stop this."

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