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Corporate America unloads on Biden’s newly active business watchdogs

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WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Corporate America mounted fresh attacks on Friday on President Joe Biden’s antitrust enforcers who have vowed to rein in anticompetitive practices and vigorously investigate corporate crime. The Chamber of Commerce wrote three letters and filed more than 30 Freedom of Information Act requests about what......

Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

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Nov 16 (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. Facebook (FB.O) said the group, known in the security industry as SideCopy, shared......

U.S. charges Ukrainian, Russian, over cyberattack, seizes $6 mln in ransom payments

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Nov 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has charged a suspect from Ukraine and a Russian national over a July ransomware attack on an American company, according to indictments made in court filings on Monday, with CNN reporting the United States has seized $6 million in ransom payments. Yaroslav......

New Manhattan grand jury convened in Trump Org probe -source

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Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg appears for his arraignment hearing in New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., July 1, 2021. Barry Williams/Pool via REUTERS NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Manhattan district attorney has convened another grand jury to......

Maduro ally Saab to plead not guilty to money laundering -lawyer

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Oct 28 (Reuters) – Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman who became a special envoy for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, will plead not guilty to money laundering charges when arraigned on Monday, his lawyer Henry Bell told Reuters. In a case that pits the United States against Maduro’s socialist administration, Saab......

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

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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......

Coinbase says hackers stole cryptocurrency from at least 6,000 customers

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – Hackers stole from the accounts of at least 6,000 customers of Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O), according to a breach notification letter sent by the cryptocurrency exchange to affected customers. The hack took place between March and May 20 of this year, according to a copy of......

Analysis: Huawei CFO’s admissions won’t help U.S. in its case against the company -legal experts

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – The admission by Huawei’s chief financial officer that she misled a bank about the company’s business dealings in Iran likely won’t help the United States as it continues to prosecute Huawei for the same charges. While Meng Wanzhou’s admissions last week go to the heart of......

U.S. SEC charges individuals in ‘meme stock’ options trading scheme

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged two individuals for a fraudulent trading scheme involving so-called “meme stocks” aimed at taking advantage of a surge in retail trading driven......

Huawei CFO strikes agreement with U.S. over fraud charges, allowing her to leave Canada

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou has reached an agreement with U.S. prosecutors to end the bank fraud case against her, officials said on Friday, a move that should allow her to leave Canada and relieve a point of tension between China and the United States.......

Senate panel advances Biden pick to oversee Jan. 6 riot cases

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A mob of supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump fight with members of law enforcement at a door they broke open as they storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on......

Cyber arms dealer exploits new iPhone software vulnerability, affecting most versions, say researchers

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Sept 13 (Reuters) – A cyber surveillance company based in Israel developed a tool to break into Apple (AAPL.O) iPhones with a never-before-seen technique that has been in use since at least February, internet security watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday. The discovery is important because of the critical......

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

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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......

Crypto platform Poly Network rewards hacker with $500,000 ‘bug bounty’

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HONG KONG, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Poly Network, the cryptocurrency platform which lost $610 million in a hack earlier this week, confirmed on Friday it had offered the hacker or hackers a $500,000 “bug bounty”. In a statement it thanked the hacker – who it dubbed a “white hat”, sector......

Birthday wishes from Rudy Giuliani? That will cost you

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Aug 11 (Reuters) – For $325, Rudy Giuliani will tell you a story or wish you a happy birthday. The longtime Donald Trump adviser, facing mounting legal bills and a criminal investigation, said on Tuesday he had signed up for Cameo, a website that lets celebrities sell video greetings to......

Russia hands U.S. investor Calvey 5.5-year suspended sentence

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U.S. investor and founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group Michael Calvey, who is under house arrest on suspicion of fraud, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina MOSCOW, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A Russian court on Friday handed U.S. investor Michael Calvey a......

Russia finds U.S. investor Calvey guilty of embezzlement

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MOSCOW, Aug 5 (Reuters) – A Russian court on Thursday found U.S. investor Michael Calvey guilty of embezzlement, his representatives said, in a case followed closely by the international business community. Calvey, the founder of Russia-focused private equity group Baring Vostok, was detained along with other executives in early 2019......

Mexico seeks $10 bln in damages from gun makers in U.S. lawsuit

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Guns are displayed after a gun buyback event organized by the New York City Police Department (NYPD), in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz MEXICO CITY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Mexico sued several gun makers in a U.S. federal court on Wednesday, accusing......

U.S. charges Nikola founder Trevor Milton with lying to investors

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NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) – Trevor Milton, the billionaire founder and former chief executive of Nikola Corp (NKLA.O), was criminally charged on Thursday with defrauding investors by lying to them about the electric- and hydrogen-powered truck maker. Milton, 39, pleaded not guilty at a hearing in Manhattan federal court......

U.S. sells ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Clan album

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Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court after being convicted of securities fraud, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. government said it sold imprisoned drug company executive Martin Shkreli’s one-of-a-kind album......

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