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Israeli foreign minister distances government from blacklisted NSO Group


Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Saturday distanced the government from the NSO Group, a firm blacklisted this week by the United States over alleged misuse of its phone hacking spyware.

SolarWinds investors allege board knew about cyber risks


SolarWinds Corp investors have sued the software company’s directors, alleging they knew about and failed to monitor cybersecurity risks to the company ahead of a breach that created a vulnerability in thousands of its customers’ systems.

McAfee nears deal to sell itself to Advent for over $10 billion – WSJ


(Reuters) -Cyber security firm McAfee Corp is nearing a deal to sell itself to U.S. private equity firm Advent International for more than $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Uber makes first operating profit as driver shortage eases


(Reuters) -Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday reported its first profitable quarter on an adjusted basis since it launched more than a decade ago with its two most important segments, ride-hailing and restaurant delivery, both turning the corner.

U.S. offers $10 million reward in hunt for DarkSide cybercrime group


(Reuters) -The U.S. State Department on Thursday announced a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of anyone with a key leadership position in DarkSide, a cybercrime organization the FBI has said is based in Russia.

CIA director brings up Russian hackers at talks in Moscow – sources


U.S. Central Intelligence Agency director William Burns raised the issue of Russian cyberattacks during a rare visit to Moscow, where he met high-ranking security officials, three sources told Reuters.

U.K. man implicated in Twitter hacking charged in NY with cryptocurrency theft


A U.K. man previously charged in the United States with involvement in the hacking of politicians’ and celebrities’ Twitter accounts was charged on Wednesday over a separate scheme resulting in the theft of $784,000 of cryptocurrency.

Australia’s CBA offers crypto trading, breaks ranks with industry


Commonwealth Bank of Australia will become the country’s first main-street bank to offer a platform for retail customers to trade cryptocurrencies, breaking industry ranks as it looks to match offerings from rival fintech firms.

Possible cyberattack disrupts healthcare services in Canadian province -minister


A possible cyber attack against the healthcare system in the Canadian province of Newfoundland has disrupted services and forced the cancellation of some appointments, health authorities said on Monday.

Microsoft to work with community colleges to fill 250,000 cyber jobs


Microsoft Corp on Thursday said it plans to work with community colleges across the United States to fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs over the next four years.

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