TSG IntelBrief Quoted on Business Insider: The Yahoo Hack is the Clearest Sign yet That Russia Has Merged Criminal Hacking With a Larger Mission
March 20, 2017
By: Natasha Bertrand
Two Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers were indicted Wednesday for what the Justice Department said amounted to directing and facilitating a massive hack on Yahoo in 2014 that compromised roughly 500 million accounts using a relatively simple method of attack…
The Soufan Group, a strategic security firm that specializes in intelligence, law enforcement, and policy analysis, wrote Thursday that, while the targets of intelligence agencies and cyber criminal networks “are usually very different,” Russia has “increasingly blurred the lines between cyber-espionage and cyber crime in an unprecedented manner …”
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