Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on news that four individuals have been charged in connection with Russia’s alleged hacking of 500 million Yahoo email accounts:
“Today’s charges against hackers and Russian spies for the theft of more than 500 million Yahoo user accounts is the latest evidence of a troubling trend: Russia’s sustained use of cyber warfare for both intelligence gathering and financial crimes. The indictment shows that Russia used these cyberattacks to target U.S. and Russian government officials, Russian journalists and employees of cybersecurity, financial services and commercial entities.
“The Yahoo hack isn’t the only cyberattack connected with Russia. U.S. intelligence agencies have separately confirmed that Russia engaged in cyberattacks to undermine the 2016 election.
“We cannot allow this pattern to continue. The United States must take steps not only to bring those responsible to justice but also ensure future attacks are not allowed to occur in the first place.”