U.S. links Russians to Yahoo hack

U.S. links Russians to Yahoo hack

The hack of more than 500 million Yahoo accounts is tied to Russian agents, the U.S. says.

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Yahoo hack The hacking of more than half a billion email accounts at Yahoo—including, almost assuredly yours—is the work of four people, including two officers from the Russian Federal Secret Service, and one Canadian, say U.S. authorities. The accounts were mined for credit card and gift card numbers, with 30 million of the accounts then used to send out spam. Other data helped the hackers gain access to Google accounts and other webmail of people including U.S. government officials, Russian journalists and companies in the private sector from a U.S. airline and a U.S. investment firm. Hackers were hacking away as recently as December. There are 47 counts against the four—some carrying up to 20 years in prison. But two of those accused face up to 398.5 years each, according to the charges. That's a lot of hacking.

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