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

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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.

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SEC’s stepped-up cyber scrutiny won’t save shareholder data breach suits Oct 07 2021

This week’s Delaware Chancery Court decision dismissing a shareholder derivative lawsuit that arose from a gigantic data breach at Marriott International Inc encapsulates why data breach securities cases have been a frustration for plaintiffs’ lawyers. It also pinpoints why I think these suits will continue to be a challenge for shareholders, despite the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent crackdown on companies with inadequate cyber risk reporting procedures.

Russia charges cybersecurity executive with treason – reports Oct 07 2021

MOSCOW Russia has charged the chief executive of a leading Russian cybersecurity company with treason, local news agencies cited sources as saying on Thursday.

You’ve been hacked: How Dubai ruler’s eavesdropping was uncovered Oct 06 2021

LONDON In August last year, Fiona Shackleton, one of Britain’s most prominent divorce lawyers, received an urgent late-night phone call from Cherie Blair, wife of the former prime minister Tony.

White House plans 30-country meeting on cyber crime and ransomware -official Oct 01 2021

WASHINGTON Top U.S. national security advisers will gather officials from 30 countries this month with plans to combat the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, President Joe Biden said on Friday.

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers push for new controls on ex-spies working overseas Sep 30 2021

The U.S. intelligence community’s budget bill could place new controls and reporting requirements on former U.S. spies, according to the author of the legislation, making it harder for them to work as contractors for foreign governments following a 2019 Reuters investigation into American mercenary hackers.

Ex-U.S. intel operatives admit hacking American networks for UAE Sep 15 2021

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.

Pro-China social media campaign expands to new countries, blames U.S. for COVID Sep 09 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -A misinformation campaign on social media in support of Chinese government interests has expanded to new languages and platforms, and it even tried to get people to show up to protests in the United States, researchers said on Wednesday.

Russia responsible for cyber attacks on German parliament -German foreign ministry Sep 06 2021

BERLIN Russia is responsible for a renewed cyber attack on the German parliament, a spokesperson for the foreign ministry in Berlin told journalists on Monday.

Privacy alarm in Indonesia over president’s leaked vaccine certificate Sep 03 2021

JAKARTA A leak online of the president’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate has heightened concern in Indonesia about information security, coming in the same week as a data breach affecting 1.3 million users of a government contact-tracing application.

T-Mobile confident no ongoing risks to user data from recent hack Aug 27 2021

(Reuters) -T-Mobile US Inc said on Friday it was confident there were no continuing risks to user data from a breach disclosed earlier this month that affected more than 53 million current, former and prospective customers.

T-Mobile hacker says wireless carrier’s security “awful” – WSJ Aug 26 2021

The hacker, who stole data of more than 53 million former and prospective customers of T-Mobile US Inc, said the wireless carrier’s security was “awful”, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

U.S. to work with Big Tech, finance sector on new cybersecurity guidelines Aug 25 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would work with industry to hammer out new guidelines to improve the security of the technology supply chain, as President Joe Biden appealed to private sector executives to “raise the bar on cybersecurity.” | Video

U.S. to work with Big Tech, finance sector on new cybersecurity guidelines Aug 25 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would work with industry to hammer out new guidelines to improve the security of the technology supply chain, as President Joe Biden appealed to private sector executives to “raise the bar on cybersecurity.”

White House to tackle cyber challenges with Apple, IBM, insurance CEOs Aug 24 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House is hosting an event on Wednesday that will bring together the largest U.S. technology companies for a discussion about cybersecurity challenges following a raft of high-profile hacking incidents earlier this year, people familiar with the event told Reuters.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy to join executives at White House cybersecurity meeting -source Aug 23 2021

Amazon Inc Chief Executive Andy Jassy will join tech executives at a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

U.S. State Department recently hit by a cyber attack -Fox News Aug 21 2021

(Reuters) -The U.S. State Department was recently hit by a cyber attack, and notifications of a possible serious breach were made by the Department of Defense Cyber Command, a Fox News reporter tweeted https://bit.ly/3z7RTH7 on Saturday.

T-Mobile breach hits 53 million customers as probe finds wider impact Aug 20 2021

(Corrects paragraph 7 to say the 2018 breach affected 3% of 77 million customers, not 77 million customers)

U.S. telecoms agency to probe T-Mobile data breach Aug 18 2021

By Derek Francis, Akanksha Rana, Subrat Patnaik and David Shepardson

U.S. telecoms agency to probe T-Mobile data breach Aug 18 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said late Wednesday it will investigate a data breach disclosed by T-Mobile US Inc impacting more than 47 million current, former and prospective customers. | Video


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