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Federal Government Says Russia Hired Hackers To Hack Millions Of Yahoo Accounts

Federal Government Says Russia Hired Hackers To Hack Millions Of Yahoo Accounts

In a 39-page statement, the government outlined a series of criminal pursuits that involved spying on officials, a spam service, a project to sell erectile dysfunction pills, and the use of Yahoo! records to scapegoat different online services, such as Google.

The spokesman for the Russian government told reporters at a press conference that the allegations were unfounded and in fact, it had not been approached by the USA government, but was obtaining its information about the allegations from the media. "We can not trust Russian Federation, we should never trust Russian Federation", she said on NBC's "Today show in an interview broadcast Thursday". The rest of the suspects are believed to be in Russian Federation.

According to Sky News, it's a well-discussed subject between USA authorities and cyber security specialists that Russian Federation employs hackers to help the government "advance its agenda while denying involvement".

Officials in the US are looking to charge four people overseas in relation to the Yahoo! . Another, Alexsey Belan, is on the list of the FBI's most wanted cyber criminals and has been indicted multiple times in the U.S. It's not clear whether he or the other two defendants, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, will ever step foot in an American courtroom since there's no extradition treaty with Russian Federation. "We are deeply grateful to the FBI for investigating these crimes and the DOJ for bringing charges against those responsible". "We are deeply grateful to the FBI for investigating these crimes and the DOJ for bringing charges against those responsible". The fact that the indictment ties together the FSB and criminals is a new development, he said.

In the indictment, Baratov's jet-black Mercedes Benz C54 and Aston Martin DBS were listed as assets that the United States is seeking to seize.


Malcolm Palmore of the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Ars Technica that spear-phishing "was the likely avenue of infiltration" that led to the gang stealing the credentials of an "unsuspecting employee", allowing them access to Yahoo's internal networks.

The indictment, which includes charges of economic espionage, trade secret theft and unauthorized access to protected computers, arise from a compromise of Yahoo user accounts that began at least as early as 2014. It contained information like user names, different recovery email addresses, and phone numbers. The two worked together using spear phishing e-mail messages to trick recipients into giving them access to their accounts.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Trump should take both investigations serious. The hackers also targeted some Apple services like ITunes.

A San Francisco-area law firm leveled the latest suit against the tech company Thursday, a day after the Justice Department charged two intelligence officers in Russia's Federal Security Service with directing the hack.

Once inside the network, the four hackers discovered a tool that meant they could forge cookies for user accounts so that they could access them without changing the passwords. The media reports also have contended that Dokuchaev was arrested by the FSB several years ago and offered a choice: serve a long prison sentence on hacking charges or sign a contract to work for the agency. "The privacy and security of those communications must be governed by the rule of law, not by the whim of criminal hackers and those who employ them".


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