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Russian Hackers charged in Yahoo breach

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:39 PM

G

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http://wapo.st/2mJZB5T

Justice Department charges Russian spies and criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials.

The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by the Russians.

The charges include hacking, wire fraud, trade secret theft and economic espionage, according to officials. The indictments are part of the largest hacking case brought by the United States.

The charges are unrelated to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But the move reflects the U.S. government’s increasing desire to hold foreign governments accountable for malicious acts in cyberspace.

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, but officials have said that taking steps such as charges and imposing sanctions can be a deterrent. People also sometimes slip up and travel to a country that is able and willing to transfer them to the United States for prosecution.

Yahoo reported the 2014 hack last fall — in what was then considered the largest data breach in history. The company later disclosed another intrusion affecting more than 1 billion user accounts in 2013, far surpassing the 2014 event. Officials have not determined whether there is a link between the two.

The twin hacks clouded the prospects for the sale of Yahoo’s core business to telecommunications giant Verizon. The deal is proceeding after Verizon negotiated the price down in the wake of the breaches.

The compromised accounts may have affected more than just email. Breaking into a Yahoo account would give the hackers access to users’ activity on Flickr, Tumblr, fantasy sports and other Yahoo applications.

In the 2014 hack, the FSB — Russia’s Federal Security Service, and a successor to the KGB — allegedly sought the information for intelligence purposes, targeting journalists, dissidents and U.S. government officials, but allowed the criminal hackers to use the email cache for the officials’ and the hackers’ financial gain, through spamming and other operations.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:42 PM

SOCKPUPPET


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:07 PM

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Wait until some hacker is able to shut down and cripple our power grids for a few months. Things will turn medieval very quickly.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:37 PM

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Originally posted by SOCKPUPPET:
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Sorry Sock, but it's tough to preface all of my "Russia is Hacking US!" posts with my history of my first hand knowledge of Russian hacking since the late 90's. Without it, it probably just seems like "the sky is falling!" stuff!
There are plenty of people who know that Russia can hack some sh*t good, and for a long time. They excel at it like they do beating Nazis. They may not be able to do architecture - I call it archi-torture, - but then they produce train stations that look like Kremlin party rooms. Same with hacking - it's kind of over the top beautiful. I'm sure you don't want to believe it like so many people in the US!
The western world can't understand it, doesn't understand it, wants to ignore it because it f*cks with their super bowl fun, but it's there in full color to people who look below the superficial. Read hacking journals for the last 2 decades (2600) and you will see the props for Russian hackers - they are really good. That's one reason why when Russian Trolls bubbled up and became a fringe news thing I was like, "finally, they made it to the MSM, 'bought time!"
Think of it like someone you meet now, 2017, and they try and tell you they just saw this amazing show called Firefly, and they try and tell you about how great it is. You indulge them, "Yes? Really? Tell me more!"

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:44 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by G:
Quote:

Originally posted by SOCKPUPPET:
Keep stoking that phantom menace flame, join the podrace. The winner gets a nuclear winter!



Sorry Sock, but it's tough to preface all of my "Russia is Hacking US!" posts with my history of my first hand knowledge of Russian hacking since the late 90's. Without it, it probably just seems like "the sky is falling!" stuff!
There are plenty of people who know that Russia can hack some sh*t good, and for a long time. They excel at it like they do beating Nazis. They may not be able to do architecture - I call it archi-torture, - but then they produce train stations that look like Kremlin party rooms. Same with hacking - it's kind of over the top beautiful. I'm sure you don't want to believe it like so many people in the US!
The western world can't understand it, doesn't understand it, wants to ignore it because it f*cks with their super bowl fun, but it's there in full color to people who look below the superficial. Read hacking journals for the last 2 decades (2600) and you will see the props for Russian hackers - they are really good. That's one reason why when Russian Trolls bubbled up and became a fringe news thing I was like, "finally, they made it to the MSM, 'bought time!"
Think of it like someone you meet now, 2017, and they try and tell you they just saw this amazing show called Firefly, and they try and tell you about how great it is. You indulge them, "Yes? Really? Tell me more!"



The fake news site Yahoo! posted the headline story as Canadian Hacker arrested.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/us-expected-announce-charges-related-1433330
37.html


Karim Baratov, 22, was taken into custody in Ancaster, Ont., on Tuesday morning at the request of American officials, a Toronto police spokesman said.

"Our job was to locate and arrest one of the people," Mark Pugash told The Canadian Press. "We did that safely without incident."

The U.S. Department of Justice said a grand jury in California had indicted Baratov and three others — two of them allegedly officers of the Russian Federal Security Service — for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offences.

According to the department, the four are alleged to have hacked into Yahoo's systems and stolen information from more than 500 million user accounts.

"(They) then used some of that stolen information to obtain unauthorized access to the contents of accounts at Yahoo, Google and other webmail providers, including accounts of Russian journalists, U.S. and Russian government officials, and private-sector employees of financial, transportation and other companies," the department alleged.

"One of the defendants also exploited his access to Yahoo's network for his personal financial gain, by searching user communications for credit-card and gift-card account numbers."

Baratov was arrested under the extradition act, and appeared in court in Hamilton Wednesday morning, court staff said. His case was put over until Friday afternoon, when he was expected to appear by video.

Mike Le, owner of All In Detailings in Mississauga, Ont., called Baratov an exotic car buff who had referenced doing some "computer geek stuff." His client was popular and flashy but also reserved about anything personal, Le said.

"All my friends know him too, and none of them know anything about his life," Le said. "He's very secretive about his life."

Le said he worked on an Aston Martin for Baratov, who he said frequently bought and sold expensive cars.

If convicted, American authorities said they wanted to seize a grey Aston Martin DBS with the licence plate "MR KARIM" and an unspecified amount of money in Baratov's PayPal account for "Elite Space Corporation," a copy of the indictment in the case shows.

Baratov's Facebook profile links to a Russian-language company website for Elite Space that offers a "server in Russia with any configuration and unlimited traffic" and "persistent domains in China."

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:05 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by G:
http://wapo.st/2mJZB5T

Justice Department charges Russian spies and criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials.

The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by the Russians.

The charges include hacking, wire fraud, trade secret theft and economic espionage, according to officials. The indictments are part of the largest hacking case brought by the United States.

The charges are unrelated to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But the move reflects the U.S. government’s increasing desire to hold foreign governments accountable for malicious acts in cyberspace.

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, but officials have said that taking steps such as charges and imposing sanctions can be a deterrent. People also sometimes slip up and travel to a country that is able and willing to transfer them to the United States for prosecution.

Yahoo reported the 2014 hack last fall — in what was then considered the largest data breach in history. The company later disclosed another intrusion affecting more than 1 billion user accounts in 2013, far surpassing the 2014 event. Officials have not determined whether there is a link between the two.

The twin hacks clouded the prospects for the sale of Yahoo’s core business to telecommunications giant Verizon. The deal is proceeding after Verizon negotiated the price down in the wake of the breaches.

The compromised accounts may have affected more than just email. Breaking into a Yahoo account would give the hackers access to users’ activity on Flickr, Tumblr, fantasy sports and other Yahoo applications.

In the 2014 hack, the FSB — Russia’s Federal Security Service, and a successor to the KGB — allegedly sought the information for intelligence purposes, targeting journalists, dissidents and U.S. government officials, but allowed the criminal hackers to use the email cache for the officials’ and the hackers’ financial gain, through spamming and other operations.

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Did everybody catch on that these 2 Russians, working for FSB, were also working in conjunction with Obama's Cyber people in Agencies like NSA, FBI, CIA? I'm not finding the specific story which named the agency.

https://www.rt.com/usa/380854-yahoo-hacker-doj-russian/

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:21 PM

THGRRI

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It's RT JEWELSTAITEFAN so not interested in what they say.

Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by G:
http://wapo.st/2mJZB5T

Justice Department charges Russian spies and criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

The Justice Department announced Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials.

The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by the Russians.

The charges include hacking, wire fraud, trade secret theft and economic espionage, according to officials. The indictments are part of the largest hacking case brought by the United States.

The charges are unrelated to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But the move reflects the U.S. government’s increasing desire to hold foreign governments accountable for malicious acts in cyberspace.

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia, but officials have said that taking steps such as charges and imposing sanctions can be a deterrent. People also sometimes slip up and travel to a country that is able and willing to transfer them to the United States for prosecution.

Yahoo reported the 2014 hack last fall — in what was then considered the largest data breach in history. The company later disclosed another intrusion affecting more than 1 billion user accounts in 2013, far surpassing the 2014 event. Officials have not determined whether there is a link between the two.

The twin hacks clouded the prospects for the sale of Yahoo’s core business to telecommunications giant Verizon. The deal is proceeding after Verizon negotiated the price down in the wake of the breaches.

The compromised accounts may have affected more than just email. Breaking into a Yahoo account would give the hackers access to users’ activity on Flickr, Tumblr, fantasy sports and other Yahoo applications.

In the 2014 hack, the FSB — Russia’s Federal Security Service, and a successor to the KGB — allegedly sought the information for intelligence purposes, targeting journalists, dissidents and U.S. government officials, but allowed the criminal hackers to use the email cache for the officials’ and the hackers’ financial gain, through spamming and other operations.

======================

How do you get really good at something? Practice, practice, practice...


Did everybody catch on that these 2 Russians, working for FSB, were also working in conjunction with Obama's Cyber people in Agencies like NSA, FBI, CIA? I'm not finding the specific story which named the agency.

https://www.rt.com/usa/380854-yahoo-hacker-doj-russian/



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:38 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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It's RT JEWELSTAITEFAN so not interested in what they say.


I invite you to find the suitable linky with the same information.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:33 AM

SIGNYM

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Sorry Sock, but it's tough to preface all of my "Russia is Hacking US!" posts with my history of my first hand knowledge of Russian hacking since the late 90's. Without it, it probably just seems like "the sky is falling!" stuff!= G
G, you've already demonstrated yourself to be kind of clueless about computers and computer security, smart phone security, Twitter/ Google/ FB security and the basis of almost anything technical related to security, so I doubt that you're the equivalent of Edward Snowden, or even my hubby, or ever worked in system security.

In other words, your "firsthand knowledge" means I read it in a newspaper once, which is third-hand, at best. And we're lucky if you read with comprehension, since you seem to have a problem with that as well.

But, DO TELL. Tell us ALL about your "firsthand knowledge"! Explain yourself here on the board, so we can all judge your "firsthand" experience.

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Now, I will grant you all day long that "the Russians" are good with computers, as is the NSA and the CIA. WHICH IS WHY IT IS SUCH A SHAME THAT OUR CYBER SECURITY AGENCIES HAVE FOSTERED "BACKDOORS" IN OUR SOFTWARE, FOR THEIR CONVENIENCE, LEAVING US OPEN TO CRIMINAL AND POTENTIAL TERRORIST MISCHIEF.



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:51 AM

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:27 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


BTW, I was going to bring this up in the discussion about how "smart phones" make us smart: Steve Jobs famously refused allowing his children access to the iPad, and limited their screentime.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/steve-jo
bs-apple-ipad-children-technology-birthday-a6893216.html


Why do you suppose that is?



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Sorry Sock, but it's tough to preface all of my "Russia is Hacking US!" posts with my history of my first hand knowledge of Russian hacking since the late 90's. Without it, it probably just seems like "the sky is falling!" stuff!= G
G, you've already demonstrated yourself to be kind of clueless about computers and computer security, smart phone security, Twitter/ Google/ FB security and the basis of almost anything technical related to security, so I doubt that you're the equivalent of Edward Snowden, or even my hubby, or ever worked in system security.

In other words, your "firsthand knowledge" means I read it in a newspaper once, which is third-hand, at best. And we're lucky if you read with comprehension, since you seem to have a problem with that as well.

But, DO TELL. Tell us ALL about your "firsthand knowledge"! Explain yourself here on the board, so we can all judge your "firsthand" experience.



Wow, being unlikable is like your super power.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:01 PM

G

... fully loaded, safety off...


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
BTW, I was going to bring this up in the discussion about how "smart phones" make us smart: Steve Jobs famously refused allowing his children access to the iPad, and limited their screentime.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/steve-jo
bs-apple-ipad-children-technology-birthday-a6893216.html


Why do you suppose that is?



He didn't want his children to be smarter than him, duh.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:26 PM

SOCKPUPPET


G, yep, Russian hackers pirate movies, music, software, is old news. Russian hackers overthrow us govt. is just not.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:41 PM

6STRINGJOKER


What's kind of scary to me is that the vocal minority of the Left and the MSM actually REALLY want the Russian hacking to be true at this point. They've continually doubled down on it so many times that it absolutely MUST be true or they're going to look so absolutely foolish that they can't possibly just throw something else out there to divert everyone's attention this time.

The phrase "Too Big to Fail" comes to mind...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:02 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


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But, DO TELL. Tell us ALL about your "firsthand knowledge" [ of Russian hacking]! Explain yourself here on the board, so we can all judge your "firsthand" experience. - SIGNY

Wow, being unlikable is like your super power.- GSTRING



Oh, but please, bring your "firsthand knowledge" here! Inquiring minds want to know !





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