Russian intelligence officers indicted in massive Yahoo hack
By Claire Atkinson
Two Russian intelligence officers conspired with a pair of criminal hackers to break into millions of Yahoo internet accounts to stage one of the biggest data breaches in history, US Justice Department officials said Wednesday.
The officers at the FSB - Russia’s Federal Security Service and a successor to the KGB - were identified as Dmitry Dokuchaev, 33, and his superior, Igor Sushchin, 43, Justice Department official Mary McCord told reporters at a Washington press conference.
Alexsey Belan, 29, a Russian national and resident who is on the list of most-wanted cyber criminals, and Karim Baratov, 22, who was born in Kazakhstan but has Canadian citizenship, were also to be named in the indictment.
DOJ watchdog to investigate FBI's handling of Hillary email probe
By Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
Federal watchdogs on Thursday announced a wide-ranging investigation into how the Justice Department and FBI handled the probe into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server leading up to the presidential election.
Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the investigation would look at whether Justice and the FBI followed their own policies, and also at FBI Director James Comey’s public statements about the probe, which infuriated many Democrats.
Comey announced on July 5 that he would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton, even though he said that she and her staffers acted “extremely carelessly” when they used her private e-mail server to conduct sensitive State Department business.