- “attacked the accounts of Russian and American Government including military personnel officials”, says the Government.
- is the first time that the U.S. Government presented charges by cyber attacks from the Kremlin.
- one of the defendants is Alexsey Belan, who was on the list of the most wanted by the FBI.
- Yahoo confirms one of the biggest ‘Hacks’ history: 500 million of stolen passwords.
Government United States accused on Wednesday two Russian spies of the Federal Security Service (FSB, ex-KGB) and two hackers, allegedly hired by the Kremlin steal in 2014 data of 500 million users of the technology company Yahoo .
officers of the Federal Bureau of investigations (FBI) and Department of Justice announced the charges at a press conference.
“the defendants attacked the accounts on Yahoo of Government officials Russian and American, including personnel dedicated to cyber security, diplomatic personnel and military”, said at a press conference one of the research in the Department of Justice, Mary McCord.
this is the first time that the Government of United States presented charges for cyber attacks against officials of the Kremlin .
Yahoo acknowledged at the end of last year which was the victim of two massive thefts of information in 2013 and 2014 that affected a few 1,500 million users.
who are defendants
accused the FSB agents are Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin two Russian officials who are dedicated to investigate cybercrime, as detailed McCord at the press conference.
“ Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin both officers of the FSB, protected, directed, facilitated and paid to hackers so they collect information through computer intrusion in the United States and elsewhere”, said McCord .
Alexsey Belan another of the accused men is one of hackers (hackers) most wanted by the FBI and that it has already been indicted twice for cyber attacks which affected millions of people, explained Department of Justice.
this individual came to 30 million Yahoo accounts to access and specifically tried to get financial information from users, as numbers of credit cards, to obtain a monetary benefit from his crime, said McCord .
the other hacker accused by United States Karim Baratov is who was arrested Tuesday in Canada .