16 Mar 2017

US lays charges against two Russia spies over Yahoo hack

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 16 March 2017

For the first time US criminal charges have been laid against Russian government officials, over the hacking of half a billion Yahoo accounts in 2014.  

The acting assistant attorney general Mary McCord says indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency, the FSB, as well as two independent hackers.

Our correspondent in Russia Daria Bondarchuk updates us on the situation.