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Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

 

(Reuters) -Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the company’s threat investigators said in an interview with Reuters.

China regulator proposes cybersecurity review for some Hong Kong IPOs

 

BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s cyberspace regulator on Sunday proposed requiring companies pursuing share listings in Hong Kong to apply for cybersecurity inspections if they handle data that concerns national security.

Hackers compromise FBI email system, send thousands of messages

 

(Reuters) -Hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system on Saturday and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of a possible cyberattack, according to the agency and security specialists.

 

Ransomware takes center stage in U.S. official’s Middle East trip

 

U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo will travel to the Middle East on Friday, a Treasury spokesperson told Reuters, where he will seek to build partnerships on ransomware and cybersecurity as hackers wreak havoc among some of America’s more vital industries.

Exclusive-Didi prepares to relaunch apps in China, anticipates data probe will end soon -sources

 

Didi Global is preparing to relaunch its ride-hailing and other apps in China by the end of the year in anticipation that Beijing’s cybersecurity investigation into the company will be wrapped up by then, three people directly involved in the relaunch said.

 

Amnesty says NSO’s Pegasus used to hack phones of Palestinian rights workers

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -The mobile phones of six Palestinian rights workers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank were hacked using Israeli technology firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, Amnesty International and internet security watchdog Citizen Lab said on Monday.

Five hackers linked to ransomware gang REvil arrested since Feb -Europol

 

Five hackers linked to ransomware group REvil and responsible for thousands of cyberattacks have been arrested since February, European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol said on Monday.

McAfee to be taken private by Advent-led group in $14 billion deal

 

(Reuters) -McAfee Corp said on Monday a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Advent International will take the cyber security company private in a $14 billion deal.

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.

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