(Kevin Johnson & Jessica Guynn, USA Today) – The Justice Department is expected to announce charges as soon as Wednesday related to hacking attacks that compromised millions of Yahoo user accounts, according to a U.S. official.
The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, declined to elaborate. The Justice Department has scheduled an announcement Wednesday morning.
Yahoo declined to comment. Verizon, which is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business, also declined to comment.
Bloomberg first reported the development late Tuesday.
It’s unclear if the charges stem from the hacking of data of approximately 1 billion Yahoo users that Yahoo disclosed in December or a separate incident that involved about 500 million accounts that took place in 2014.