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WhisperGate suspect indicted as US offers a $10M bounty for his capture

June 27, 2024

The US Department of Justice has indicted a 22-year-old Russian for allegedly attacking Ukrainian government computers and destroying critical infrastructure systems in the so-called “WhisperGate” wiper attack that preceded Russia’s illegal invasion of the European nation.

If convicted, Amin Timovich Stigal faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. In addition to the indictment, handed down by a federal grand jury in Maryland on Tuesday, the US State Department today offered a reward of up to $10 million for information on Stigal’s location and alleged cyber crimes.

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