U.S. to target ransomware payments in cryptocurrency with sanctions.

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Former AWS veteran Charlie Bell to head cybersecurity ops at Microsoft

Former Amazon.com Inc cloud executive Charlie Bell said he has joined Microsoft Corp to lead a newly formed role overseeing cybersecurity operations.

Ex-U.S. intel operatives admit hacking American networks for UAE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Three former U.S. intelligence operatives who worked as cyber spies for the United Arab Emirates admitted to violating U.S. hacking laws and prohibitions on selling sensitive military technology, under a deal to avoid prosecution announced on Tuesday.

Cyber crime spreads in Australia as COVID-19 pushes more people online

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia reported on Wednesday a 13% jump in cyber crime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and services as working from home during the pandemic made more people vulnerable to online attacks.

Massachusetts is probing huge T-Mobile data breach

Massachusetts’ attorney general said on Tuesday she will investigate the cyberattack against T-Mobile US Inc that exposed personal information of more than 53 million people.

Siris Capital in talks to take cybersecurity firm Radware private – CNBC

Cybersecurity company Radware is in talks to sell itself to private equity firm Siris Capital, CNBC reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Wide-ranging SolarWinds probe sparks fear in Corporate America

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the SolarWinds Russian hacking operation has dozens of corporate executives fearful information unearthed in the expanding probe will expose them to liability, according to six people familiar with the inquiry.

Russia’s Yandex says it repelled biggest DDoS attack in history

A cyber attack on Russian tech giant Yandex’s servers in August and September was the largest known distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet, the company said on Thursday.

Cyber security software startup Snyk raises $300 million, valued at $8.5 billion

(Reuters) -Boston-Based cyber security software startup Snyk on Wednesday said it raised $300 million in fresh funds and the company was now valued at $8.5 billion.

Microsoft warns Azure customers of flaw that could have permitted hackers access to data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -Microsoft warned some of its Azure cloud computing customers that a flaw discovered by security researchers could have allowed hackers access to their data.

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