Will this keep others from more hacking? Doubtful, but it’s a good thing they were caught. That is if they have the right people. Now let’s see an actual criminal conviction on the charges. Didn’t we just learn the IC can make a hack appear to come from anywhere they want?
Four people, including two Russian intelligence officers, have been charged in a Yahoo hacking attack that compromised the personal information of hundreds of millions of consumers, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors alleged the suspects hacked into Yahoo systems to “steal information from about 500 million accounts and then used some of that stolen information to obtain unauthorized access to the contents of accounts at Yahoo, Google and other webmail providers.”
The four men face 47 criminal charges including computer fraud and economic espionage. This marks the first time the U.S. government has issued criminal charges against Russian officials for cyber attacks. More
Very grateful to the FBI & DOJ for bringing to justice the Russian officials & hackers who led the attack on Yahoo.https://t.co/AQ4qHpPv6C
— marissamayer (@marissamayer) March 15, 2017