FBI National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California hold a joint news conference about suspected Russian hackers at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers have been charged in a devastating breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday in bringing the first case of its kind against Russian government officials. The hack targeted the email accounts of Russian and U.S. officials, Russian journalists, and employees of financial services and other businesses, officials said. Though the Justice Department has previously charged Russian hackers with cybercrime – as well as hackers sponsored by the Chinese and Iranian governments – this is the first criminal case to so directly implicate the Russian government in cybercrime.Mogull said he was surprised the Department of Justice was able to name specific individuals and issue the indictment.
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