Yahoo's massive hack blamed on Russian spies2017-03-15 16:57 by Daniela
The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today that two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and two criminal hackers will be charged with the massive hack of Yahoo in 2014. The two hackers were reportedly hired by the Russians.
The FSB sought "information for intelligence purposes, targeting journalists, dissidents, and U.S. government officials," but the spy agency allowed its officials and the hackers to use the email caches for personal financial gain.
One of the hackers alleged to be responsible for the 2014 hack of Yahoo that affected half a billion users also manipulated search results in his favor to make some money on the side, according to the indictment.
Yahoo has been breached at least twice, and the company previously said a September 2014 breach was state-sponsored but declined to identify who it believed was responsible.
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