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The Least Significant Pawn in the Yahoo Hack Pleads Guilty

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Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old Canadian national, pleaded guilty to charges related to the FBI’s investigation into the Yahoo 2014 data breach.

The US Department of Justice charged four hackers in this investigation in March 2017. Two are well-known cyber-criminals, while two are high-ranking Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agents.

According to court documents, the two FSB agents —Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, and Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33— contracted the two hackers and offered money and/or protection for their services.

Baratov was not the one who hacked Yahoo

The one who carried out the actual Yahoo hack is 29-year-old Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, aka “Magg,” a Russian national still at large.

According to the FBI’s investigation, Belan most likely spear-phished a Yahoo employee and gained access to a section of Yahoo’s internal network, including Yahoo’s User Database (UDB) and an administrative tool called the Account

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Canadian Hacker Pleads Guilty in Russia Yahoo Case

A 22-year-old Canadian man has pleaded guilty to compromising thousands of webmail accounts and selling the log-ins to Russian agents accused of the 2014 Yahoo breach.

Kazakhstan-born Karim Baratov is said to have been paid to hack Gmail, Yandex and other accounts on behalf of Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, two officers from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).

The Department of Justice said they enlisted the help of FBI most-wanted cyber-criminal, Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, to hack Yahoo in 2014, resulting in the breach of 500 million user accounts.

However, when they wanted access to accounts managed by other providers, they called in hacker-for-hire Baratov, who apparently advertised his services on Russian language sites.

Baratov admitted hacking 80 webmail accounts for the FSB and over 11,000 in total as part of this and other raids from 2010 to 2017, when he was arrested in Canada and extradited to the US.

The

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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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