The Department of Justice today announced that four people, including two Russian intelligence agents, have been indicted for 2014 hack of Yahoo information.
“The Yahoo hack is the latest cyberattack that US authorities have blamed on Russia,” reports CNN.
The hack affected at least 500 million Yahoo accounts, “including accounts of Russian journalists, US and Russian government officials and private-sector employees of financial, transportation and other companies,” the DOJ said in a statement.
The indictment, notes CNN, is the first to directly link cyberattacks to Russia’s intelligence apparatus, as the US government moves to diminish a thriving cybercrime organization in Russia. Cyberexperts have long alleged that such attacks were state-sponsored.