Two Russian spies among four people charged by US Justice Department in massive Yahoo email hack
Two Russian spies are among the four people charged over the massive data breach at Yahoo in 2014 that impacted at least half-a-billion accounts.
The hack targeted the email accounts of Russian and US officials, Russian journalists, and employees of financial services and other businesses, officials said.
Using in some cases a technique known as 'spear-phishing' to dupe Yahoo users into thinking they were receiving legitimate emails, the hackers allegedly broke into at least 500 million accounts in search of personal information and financial data such as gift card and credit card numbers.
Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general for the National Security Division, spoke to reporters in Washington DC on Wednesday morning.
She named the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers as: Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, and Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43.
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