Russian hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach… one arrested in Canada

Justice Department charging Russian spies and criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

The indicted FSB officers are Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, his superior. Particularly galling to U.S. officials is that the men worked for the cyber investigative arm of the FSB — a rough equivalent of the FBI’s Cyber Division. That the agency that is supposed to investigate computer intrusions Russia is itself engaged in hacking is “pretty sad,” one official said.

Dokuchaev, whose hacker alias was “Forb,” was arrested in December in Moscow, according to the news agency Interfax, on charges of state treason for passing information to the CIA. He had reportedly agreed to work for the FSB to avoid prosecution for bank card fraud.

Another man indicted in the case is Alexsey Belan, who is on the list of most-wanted cyber criminals and has been charged twice before, in connection with intrusions into three major tech firms in Nevada and California in 2012 and 2013. He was in custody in Greece for a time, but made his way back to Russia, where he is being protected by authorities, officials said.

The other hacker-for-hire is Karim Baratov, who was born in Kazakhstan but has Canadian citizenship. He was arrested in Canada on Tuesday.

  • barryjr

    The Russians are coming the Russians are coming. I don’t know looks like the media has found a bogeyman to drag out and hide the lawlessness of the left.

    • Seems it was the Russians this time;)

      • andycanuck

        And the Russian representing Bombardier in Sweden. The Glib and Pale has a frontpage report on him this morning.

      • Alain

        According to the same people it is Russians all the time and nothing but Russians.

  • FactsWillOut

    Essentially, the form of government we are subjected to has not changed in millenia, only the outside appearance has.
    It is still a warlord/slaver racket, just now it has pretty garlands of “democracy” or what have you.

    Don’t forget to hate the Russians, pay your taxes and vote!

  • andycanuck

    I guess that explains all the Commie crap at Yahoo News.

  • The Butterfly

    Is there any international criminal that doesn’t have a Canadian passport?

  • It may actually be true.

    But because it is not Trump-related…

    • Alain

      Don’t jump the gun. Give them time to work Trump into it.

  • Alain

    From what I have read elsewhere they are not FSB officers, although they had worked for the FSB but were removed. It would really be nice if we could receive factual news for once instead of the agenda-driven crap coming from the MSM.