News or views or issues from the USA.
The Trump tax revelations – from 2005 – seem to be mainly a side show.
Meanwhile the FBI has indicted two Russian intelligence officers for hacking.
The Department of Justice indicted two Russian intelligence officers and two other people, on charges stemming from the hacking of at least half a billion Yahoo accounts.
The defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, were able to gain information about “millions of subscribers” at Yahoo, Google, and other webmail providers, the Justice Department said.
Dokuchaev and Sushchin paid co-conspirators Alexsey Belan and Karim Baratov to access email accounts, the Justice Department said.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord said that Belan is a “notorious” criminal hacker — one of the FBI’s most wanted — known for hacking U.S. e-commerce companies. Belan used the Yahoo attacks to launch spam campaigns, searched user communications for credit card and gift card numbers, and other schemes to “line his own pockets with money,” McCord said.