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Raytheon warns of worker losses as companies impose vaccine mandate

A security officer stands guard in front of a Raytheon stand at the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Oct 26 (Reuters) – Raytheon Technologies’ (RTX.N) top boss warned on Tuesday the U.S. aerospace and defense firm will lose......

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

Oct 21 (Reuters) – 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. Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May......

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

A general view of the CF industries plant in Billingham, Britain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations,......

COVID-19 cases in southeast China more than double as Delta spreads

Residents register to take nucleic acid tests at a testing site in Quanzhou, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fujian province, China September 13, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. 59 new local cases reported......

Cyber threats top agenda at White House meeting with Big Tech, finance executives

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – The White House asked Big Tech, the finance industry and some infrastructure companies to do more to tackle the growing cybersecurity threat to the U.S. economy in a meeting with President Joe Biden and members of his Cabinet on Wednesday. “The federal government can’t meet......

Arkansas nearly out of ICU beds as Delta variant fuels U.S. pandemic

NEW YORK, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Only eight intensive care unit beds were available on Monday in the state of Arkansas, its governor said, as the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus pushed cases and hospitalizations in the United States to a six-month high. In neighboring Texas,......

Biden administration examining what authority businesses have to mandate vaccines

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is examining what authority businesses have to mandate vaccines, a top U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, as it considers what more steps can be done to halt the spread of COVID-19. “We are looking at that just to see how far......

Pet food shortages leave owners on the hunt for kibble and cat treats

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – Black short-haired kitty Astra, one of millions of pets acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, had to go without salmon-flavored Whiskas treats that were sold out at stores in New Orleans this month. Loki, an Alaskan malamute dog in Ontario, Canada, did not have......

Biden: If U.S. has ‘real shooting war’ it could be result of cyber attacks

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power” it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by Russia......

EXCLUSIVE Biden plans steps to help farmers deal with meat processors, tractor makers

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House at a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden plans an executive order that seeks to give U.S. farmers more leverage in dealing with big processors who......

JBS paid $11 mln in response to ransomware attack

A general view of the JBS USA Worthington pork plant in Minnesota, U.S., October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan JBS USA, subsidiary of Brazilian firm JBS SA (JBSS3.SA), confirmed in a statement on Wednesday the company paid the equivalent of $11 million in ransom in response to a criminal hack against......

White House warns companies to step up cybersecurity

The White House warned corporate executives and business leaders on Thursday to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks after intrusions disrupted operations at a meatpacking company and a southeastern oil pipeline. There has been a significant hike in the frequency and size of ransomware attacks, Anne Neuberger,......

JBS meat plants reopen as White House blames Russia over hack

JBS SA (JBSS3.SA) employees started returning to U.S. meat plants on Wednesday, a day after the company’s beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack, disrupting meat production in North America and Australia. A notorious Russia-linked hacking group is behind the cyberattack against JBS, a source familiar with the matter said.......

Analysis: Hacks force Biden into more aggressive stance on Russia

Russian and U.S. state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo A ransomware attack on JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, by a criminal group likely based in Russia has strengthened the Biden administration’s resolve to hold Moscow responsible for costly cyber......

U.S. says ransomware attack on meatpacker JBS likely from Russia

A general view of the JBS USA Worthington pork plant, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Worthington, Minnesota, U.S., October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan The White House said on Tuesday that Brazil’s JBS SA (JBSS3.SA) has informed the U.S. government that a ransomware attack against the company that......

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