Thursday, March 30, 2017

Moscow - U.S. charges Yahoo hackers



U.S. charges Yahoo hackers: The U.S. Justice Department has charged two members of Russia’s FSB intelligence agency with orchestrating the hacking of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, in the first U.S. cybercrime charges against Russian officials. Two hackers hired by the Russians were also charged. The agents, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, work for the FSB’s cyber investigation arm, and apparently wanted the accounts of Russian journalists and dissidents and U.S. government officials for intelligence purposes. They let the hackers use the rest of the information for financial gain, through spamming and other scams. The charges “show that we have the resources and capabilities to identify the people at the keyboard, even in the most sophisticated cases,” said Luke Dembosky, a former U.S. Justice official.

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