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How Russia and others use cybercriminals as proxies – Yahoo

It had taken American prosecutors a long time to hand down the indictment, but finally they had their man. In 2013, authorities had tracked down Alexsey Belan, a notorious Russia-linked cyber criminal, and were getting ready to extradite him to the United States.

But Mr. Belan, a Latvian-born hacker wanted by the FBI for launching assaults on US networks using thousands of hacked computers, slipped from the clutches of European law-enforcement agents.

According to the US government, Russian intelligence officials had brought Belan into a new scheme: hacking a National Security Agency tool that allowed agents to scour millions of personal Yahoo email accounts. The Justice Department believes the FSB, Russia’s top domestic spy agency, coaxed Belan into stealing information from 500 million accounts.

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NETWORK SECURITY US Charges Russian Hackers for Attacks on Yahoo

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday announced the indictment of two officers with Russia’s FSB security agency in connection with the hacks of some 500 million Yahoo user accounts between 2014 and last year. U.S. officials also charged two other men, a Russian national and a Canadian/Kazakh national, for participating in the major Yahoo security breaches.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord called the indictments a “major law enforcement action related to one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history.”

The attacks, first revealed by Yahoo in September, had also threatened to derail Verizon’s planned acquisition of a large portion of Yahoo’s business. Verizon is proceeding with the deal, expected to close in the second quarter of this year, after cutting $350 million from the price, which now totals $4.48 billion.

Among those named in the indictment, filed Feb. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern

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The Yahoo hack is the clearest sign yet that Russia has merged criminal hacking with a larger mission


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President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony of receiving
credentials from foreign ambassadors in the Kremlin in Moscow
Russia, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

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Two Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers were indicted
Wednesday for what the Justice Department said amounted to
directing and facilitating a massive hack on Yahoo in 2014 that
compromised roughly 500 million accounts using a relatively
simple method of attack.

The indictment was the first time the US had charged

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US Charges Russian Hackers for Attacks on Yahoo

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday announced the indictment of two officers with Russia’s FSB security agency in connection with the hacks of some 500 million Yahoo user accounts between 2014 and last year. U.S. officials also charged two other men, a Russian national and a Canadian/Kazakh national, for participating in the major Yahoo security breaches.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord called the indictments a “major law enforcement action related to one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history.”

The attacks, first revealed by Yahoo in September, had also threatened to derail Verizon’s planned acquisition of a large portion of Yahoo’s business. Verizon is proceeding with the deal, expected to close in the second quarter of this year, after cutting $350 million from the price, which now totals $4.48 billion.

Among those named in the indictment, filed Feb. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern

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United States charges two Russian spies over Yahoo hack

The other three suspects are supposedly in Russian Federation. An early report revealed how Russian spy operatives and hackers were able to access user accounts without actually stealing passwords. Dokuchaev and Sushchin were said to be Russian intelligence agents who allegedly masterminded and directed the hacking, the justice department said.

The other indicted officer, Igor Sushchin, was a superior to Dokuchaev in the Information Security Center, the FSB’s cybercrimes unit.

United States officials have revealed how Russian spies allegedly carried out a massive attack on Yahoo’s systems, enabling the Kremlin to spy on more than 500 million people.

With access to the technology, the hackers spied on the contents of more than 6,500 individual users, according to the indictment.

According to the justice department, the four are accused of using stolen information to gain “unauthorized access to the contents of accounts at Yahoo, Google and other webmail providers, including accounts

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Yahoo Breach Indictments May Shed Light on Other Hacks

U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections.

A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.

That includes a separate FBI investigation into whether the Russian government hired hackers to interfere with the November election that put President Donald Trump into the Oval Office.

“This makes you more optimistic that they will get to the bottom of what has been going on,” said Robert Cattanach, a former Department of Justice attorney now in private practice.

In the Yahoo case unsealed Wednesday, the Department of Justice alleged that two Russian intelligence agents hired a pair of hackers to engineer a heist that affected at least a half billion user accounts.

In a scheme that prosecutors say blended

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Yahoo Breach Indictments May Shed Light on Other Hacks

U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections.

A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.

That includes a separate FBI investigation into whether the Russian government hired hackers to interfere with the November election that put President Donald Trump into the Oval Office.

“This makes you more optimistic that they will get to the bottom of what has been going on,” said Robert Cattanach, a former Department of Justice attorney now in private practice.

In the Yahoo case unsealed Wednesday, the Department of Justice alleged that two Russian intelligence agents hired a pair of hackers to engineer a heist that affected at

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US charges two Russian spies over massive Yahoo cyberattack

Russian agents Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, indicted in the US over a massive Yahoo hack, were part of the successor to the KGB

Two Russian intelligence agents and two “criminal hackers” were indicted Wednesday over the theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts in one of the largest cyberattacks in history.

The indictment unveiled in Washington by the US Justice Department links Russia’s top spy agency, the FSB, to the massive data breach at Yahoo, which began in 2014 and which officials said was used for espionage and financial gain.

The Russian agents were identified as Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, both of whom were part of the successor agency to Russia’s KGB.

Dokuchaev was an officer in the FSB Center for Information Security, known as “Center 18,” which is supposed to investigate hacking and is the FBI’s point of in Moscow for cyber crimes.

The 33-year-old was reported to have been arrested

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Russia Denies Yahoo Hacking Charges

Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 hack of internet giant Yahoo, after US authorities charged four people over the incident.

US Department of Justice (DoJ) officials charged two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in relation to the 2014 breach, which exposed around 500 million Yahoo accounts.

According to the BBC, Russian officials have formally denied any involvement in the hack. “As we have said repeatedly, there can be absolutely no question of any official involvement by any Russian agency, including the FSB, in any illegal actions in cyberspace,” said spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Reuters added that Russian officials also said they had received no official word from their American counterparts about the charges. All their information had been taken from media reports, Peskov said.

Two of those charged, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, work for the FSB, Russia’s intelligence agency and successor to the KGB. The other two, Karim

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US Charges Russian Officials, Hackers in Mass Yahoo Breach

Two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers have been charged in a devastating breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday in bringing the first case of its kind against Russian government officials.

The hack targeted the email accounts of Russian and U.S. officials, Russian journalists, and employees of financial services and other businesses, officials said.

“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,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord.

One of the defendants, Karim Baratov, has been taken into custody in Canada. Another, Alexey Belan, is on the list of the FBI’s most wanted cyber criminals and has been indicted multiple times in the U.S.

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