Feds Say Russian Hackers Targeted Energy Sector Worldwide

By Hailey Konnath (March 24, 2022, 9:26 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have accused four Russian government employees of orchestrating sprawling hacking schemes targeting the global energy sector in 135 different countries, according to a pair of indictments unsealed Thursday.

The workers have been charged with attempting, supporting and conducting computer intrusions at hundreds of companies and organizations, per the filings.

The prosecutors alleged that Evgeny Viktorovich Gladkikh, 36, was part of a campaign to hack industrial control systems and operational technology at global energy facilities. Gladkikh is a computer programmer at an institute affiliated with the Russian Ministry of Defense, they said. While hacking the facilities, he aimed to "enable...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!