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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 09:11 AM

Justice Department charging Russian spies and criminal hackers for Yahoo intrusion

Source: The Washington Post

The Justice Department is set to announce Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers for the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials.

The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by the Russians.

The charges include hacking, wire fraud, trade secret theft and economic espionage, according to officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the charges have not yet been announced. The indictments are part of the largest ever hacking case brought by the United States.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-charging-russian-spies-and-criminal-hackers-for-yahoo-intrusion/2017/03/15/64b98e32-0911-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?pushid=breaking-news_1489587007&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.2f2f1f679a83

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 09:29 AM

1. Let's see if Trump's BFF Pootie Poot

will extradite these crooks. Not holding my breathe on that farce.

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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 01:17 PM

2. kicking this back up for exposure

seems to be quite a bit of Russian hacking going on

hmmmmm

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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 01:20 PM

3. Related: Russian Agents Were Behind Yahoo Breach, U.S. Says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/technology/yahoo-hack-indictment.html

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The four men together face 47 criminal charges, including conspiracy, computer fraud, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets and aggravated identity theft, the Justice Department said in a news release.

The two agents of the F.S.B. who were charged are Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, a Russian national and resident, and Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, a Russian national and resident.

The other two defendants are Mr. Belan, 29, a Russian national and resident; and Karim Baratov, 22, a Canadian and Kazakh national and a resident of Canada. Mr. Baratov was arrested on Tuesday in Canada.

“The criminal conduct at issue, carried out and otherwise facilitated by officers from an F.S.B. unit that serves as the F.B.I.’s point of contact in Moscow on cybercrime matters, is beyond the pale,” the acting assistant attorney general, Mary B. McCord, said in a statement.

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