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New malware seizes on COVID-19 to target Android users

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A new form of malware that experts are referring to as “TangleBot” is relying on interest in COVID-19 to trick Android users in the U.S and Canada into clicking on a link that will infect their cell phones, according......

Oil rebounds as market seizes on discounted prices

Bottom-picking after 7% slump on Monday amid COVID-19 concerns U.S. crude inventories expected to fall for 9th straight week OPEC+ deal to boost oil supply adds pressure Coming Up: API weekly oil inventory data at 4:30 pm ET/2030 GMT NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) – Crude oil futures rebounded on......

Setting his eyes on the next 100 years, Xi seizes the chance to lead China to greater power

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese communist leader and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at the celebration for the 100th founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, 2021 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang | Getty Images News | Getty Images BEIJING —......

Bitcoin slides 7% after U.S. seizes most of Colonial Pipeline ransom

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A banner with the logo of bitcoin is seen during the crypto-currency conference Bitcoin 2021 Convention at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on June 4, 2021. Marco Bello | AFP | Getty Images Bitcoin’s price slipped again Tuesday.......

U.S. Seizes Share of Ransom From Hackers in Colonial Pipeline Attack

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said on Monday that it had seized much of the ransom that a major U.S. pipeline operator had paid last month to a Russian hacking collective, turning the tables on the hackers by reaching into a digital wallet to snatch back millions of dollars in......

U.S. seizes $2.3 mln in bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

The Justice Department on Monday recovered some $2.3 million in cryptocurrency ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline Co, cracking down on hackers who launched the most disruptive U.S. cyberattack on record. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said investigators had seized 63.7 bitcoins, now valued at about $2.3 million, paid by Colonial......

U.S. seizes two domains used in cyberattacks that mimicked USAID communications

Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had seized two Internet domains that had been used in spear-phishing attacks that mimicked email communications from the......

Venezuelan court seizes newspaper office in defamation case

A Venezuelan court on Friday seized the headquarters of the El Nacional newspaper, after it failed to pay a $13 million defamation award to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello, both Cabello and the paper’s leaders said. Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) last month issued the award, which stems......

Secret Service seizes $2 billion in fraudulent Covid unemployment payments, returns funds to states

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Checks are printed at the U.S. Treasury Philadelphia Finance Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dennis Brack | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Secret Service has confiscated and returned to states about $2 billion in stolen Covid unemployment relief funds, agency officials......

U.S. 5th Fleet seizes weapons shipment from stateless dhow in Arabian Sea

U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG-61) sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Murad Sezer The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet said on Saturday that the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized an illicit shipment of weapons from a......

Justice Dept. Seizes Washington Post’s Phone Records

New York Times
In August 2017, Mr. Sessions, as the attorney general, condemned the “dramatic growth in the number of unauthorized disclosures of classified national security information in the past several months.” Under the Obama administration, the Justice Department also aggressively pursued officials who provided reporters with delicate information. In 2013, prosecutors obtained......

With Manchin in the limelight, West Virginia’s other senator seizes her moment

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here She is a self-described “worker bee” who would rather broker deals than join Senate leadership, even though she’s close to Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell. Her colleagues in both parties say she’s less talk and more action, an uncommon trait......

In Chaos of Super League Fiasco, Johnson Seizes an Opportunity to Score

New York Times
Stephen Castle LONDON — Fans loathed it, politicians opposed it and even Prince William warned of the damage it risked “to the game we love.” So swift and ferocious was the backlash to a plan to create a new super league for European soccer that on Wednesday six of England’s......

Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

New York Times
Not every Republican has signed on. Debbie Dooley, a conservative activist in Georgia, said that the Republican base remembered Mr. Kemp’s denying Mr. Trump’s request to call for a special session to address the presidential election results, and that it remained eager to punish him for what it views as......

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