U.S. Officials Charge Russian Spies in Yahoo Breach

U.S. Officials Charge Russian Spies in Yahoo Breach

The U.S. Justice Department charges four people, including two Russian spies for their part in a breach that affected 500 million Yahoo user accounts. The Washington Post reports the move marks the first time the U.S. has charged Russian government leaders for a cyber criminal act.

DOJ officials say the two spies are agents of Russia's Federal Security Service. The other two are people are a Russian resident and a Canadian resident.

The hack in 2014, compromised hundreds of millions of Yahoo user's accounts -- the hackers stole names, telephone numbers, passwords, email addresses and dates of birth. Yahoo revealed the theft to the public last September.

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