DOJ Indicts Suspected Yahoo Hackers From Russia

SEARCH SECURITY  and TECH TARGET | March 15, 2017 

The U.S. Department of Justice indicted four defendants accused of being the Yahoo hackers behind the breach of 500 million user accounts in 2014.

Three of the four defendants are Russian nationals — Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin and Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan. Dokuchaev and Sushchin are officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which is an intelligence agency similar to the CIA, while Belan is on the list of most-wanted cybercriminals and has been charged by the DOJ twice before. The final man indicted, Karim Baratov, is a Kazakh national and was the only one to be arrested. He was arrested in Canada where he is a resident; the three others are in Russia, and extradition is unclear.