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Russia arrests top cybersecurity executive in treason case
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian authorities have arrested the chief executive of a leading Russian cybersecurity company on suspicion of state treason, a court said on Wednesday, sending a chill through Russia’s IT and business sectors.
German IT security watchdog examines Xiaomi mobile phone
BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany’s federal cybersecurity watchdog, the BSI, is conducting a technical examination of a mobile phone manufactured by China’s Xiaomi Corp, a spokesperson for the interior ministry told Reuters on Wednesday.
ExpressVPN employees complain about ex-spy’s top role at company
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -When a senior executive at virtual private network company ExpressVPN admitted to working on behalf of a foreign intelligence service to hack American machines last week, it stunned employees at his new company, according to interviews and electronic records.
Minnesota grain handler targeted in ransomware attack
Minnesota agricultural firm Crystal Valley Cooperative said it had been targeted in a ransomware attack in recent days, making it the second Midwestern farm-services provider in a week to be forced to take systems offline due to cybersecurity incidents.
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank mocks Apple’s ‘pro-competition’ claim
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Commonwealth Bank of Australia accused Apple Inc on Thursday of uncompetitive behaviour over control of payments on its phones, which have grown to about a third of all in-person payments the country’s largest lender processes.
Xiaomi says its devices do not censor users following Lithuania report
China’s Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday that its devices do not censor users’ communications, a day after Lithuania’s Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant’s flagship phone.
Iowa farm services firm: systems offline due to cybersecurity incident
CHICAGO (Reuters) -Iowa-based farm services provider NEW Cooperative Inc said on Monday its systems were offline to contain a “cybersecurity” incident just as the U.S. farm belt gears up for harvest.
U.S. to target ransomware payments in cryptocurrency with sanctions – WSJ
The Biden administration is preparing to take actions, including sanctions, to make it more difficult for hackers using digital currency to profit from ransomware attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-target-crypto-ransomware-payments-with-sanctions-11631885336?mod=latest_headlines on Friday.
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.