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The Wall Street Journal: Feds to charge suspects in Yahoo data breach

U.S. officials are planning to unveil charges Wednesday related to the theft of personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo Inc. users and disrupted the company’s sale to Verizon Communications Inc. VZ, -0.22% , according to people familiar with the matter.

At least some of the alleged hackers have ties to the Russian government, said the people, who added the national security division of the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to announce the charges Wednesday morning.

In September, Yahoo YHOO, -0.43% revealed hackers penetrated its network in late 2014 and stole personal data on more than 500 million users.

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