2 Russian intel officers, 2 hackers in US court over massive Yahoo data breach

2 Russian intel officers, 2 hackers in US court over massive Yahoo data breachThe US court has announced charges against two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers over a massive Yahoo data breach. The hack, that affected at least 1 billion user accounts, targeted the email accounts of Russian journalists and opposition politicians; former government officials in neighbouring countries; and several US government figures, including “cyber security, diplomatic, military and White House personnel”.

This is reported by The Guardian.

The two Russian intelligence agents were identified as Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, both of whom work for the FSB, the Russian spy agency successor to the KGB.

McCord declined to comment on whether there was a link between the Yahoo hack and Russia’s alleged attempts to sway the election in Donald Trump’s favour.

At a press conference in Washington, the acting assistant attorney general for national security, Mary McCord, said: “The department of justice is continuing to send a powerful message that we will not allow individuals, groups, nation-states, or a combination of them to compromise the privacy of our citizens, the economic interests of our companies or the security of our country."
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