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Exclusive: Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline -sources

The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official.

Chinese regulators suggest Hong Kong listing for Didi – WSJ

China’s cybersecurity watchdog suggested ride-hailing firm Didi Global Inc and two other U.S.-listed tech companies explore listings in Hong Kong, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Biden administration seeks corporate America’s help tracking cyber criminals

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco has a message for corporate America: The U.S. Justice Department needs its help in order to take down cyber criminals.

U.S. moves to control sales of hacking tools abroad

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday announced new rules intended to curb the sale of offensive cybersecurity products to some countries with “authoritarian” practices, according to a Federal Register submission.

China-linked hacking group accessing calling records worldwide, CrowdStrike says

A hacking group with suspected ties to China burrowed into mobile telephone networks around the world and used specialized tools to grab calling records and text messages from telecommunication carriers, a U.S. cybersecurity company said on Tuesday.

Amazon-owned Twitch says source code exposed in last week’s data breach Inc-owned Twitch said on Friday that last week’s data breach at the live streaming e-sports platform contained documents from its source code.

BT targets cyber growth with launch of AI platform Eagle-i

BT launched its Eagle-i cybersecurity platform on Thursday, building on its recent investment in Silicon Valley company Safe Security and partnerships with McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet to use AI to detect and tackle attacks.

Russia excluded from 30-country meeting to fight ransomware and cyber crime

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said.

Twitter says no signs U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ account was hacked

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it did not find any signs that U.S. Representative Maxine Waters’ Twitter account had been hacked, after an earlier tweet sent from the California Democrat’s verified profile claimed the account had been erased.

SoftBank bets on crypto analytics firm Elliptic in $60 million funding round

Cryptocurrency researcher Elliptic has raised $60 million from investors including SoftBank and Wells Fargo’s venture capital arm, the startup said on Monday, as more mainstream investors bet on the blockchain analytics sector.


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