Yahoo’s Tumblr account released a statement on the proceedings of the investigation into security issues with user accounts dating back to 2014.
Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of four defendants, two Russian intelligence officers and two state-sponsored hackers, for the theft of Yahoo user data in late 2014, as well as cookie forging to obtain access to user accounts on our network in 2015 and 2016. The indictment unequivocally shows the attacks on Yahoo were state-sponsored. We are deeply grateful to the FBI for investigating these crimes and the DOJ for bringing charges against those responsible.
This confirmation of outside agents must come as a relief to Yahoo in the brutal fight for relevancy continues.