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DOJ charges Russian spies with Yahoo hackThe US Department of Justice indicts four men for the second-largest online hack in history.
Yahoo was unfortunate enough to be hit with the two largest hacks in the history of the world. After a two year investigation, the United States Department of Justice has charged four men for the 2014 hack that affected over 500 million Yahoo accounts Two of the men charged are officers in Russia's federal security service, also known as FSB. FSB is essentially the successor to the KGB. The DOJ revealed the names of the hackers and explained what they are being charged with in a press conference. Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, both FSB officers, Protected, directed, facilitated, and paid criminal hackers to collect information through computer intrusions in the United States and elsewhere. The goal of the hack was intelligence gathering. The FSB would gain access to accounts belonging to journalists, government officials, and employees of cyber security companies. Once the officers gained the information, they turn it over to the other hackers who used it for profit. One of the hackers based in Canada was arrested on March 14th. There is no extradition treaty with Russia, so the two FSB officers may never face Face consequences in the US. The fourth hacker, Alexsey Belan, is a Russian national and resident. Belan was already on the FBI's Cyber Most Wanted List. For more information, check out CNET.com. I'm [UNKNOWN] and I'll see you online.