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Joe Biden

Biden says President Trump must blame Russia for cyber attack

Joe Biden has said he had seen no evidence that a massive cyber attack against the US is under control and warned that the breach will not go unanswered once he takes office on Jan...

Cisco

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal struggle against hacking company NSO, submitting an amicus brief in federal court which warned th...

SolarWinds

‘Dozens of email accounts’ were hacked at U.S. Treasury -Senator Wyden

Dozens of email accounts in the US Treasury Department were included by the hackers accountable for a broad espionage campaign against US government agencies, the office of US Sena...

SolarWinds

Second hacking team was targeting SolarWinds at time of big breach

Another hacking group, different from the suspected Russian team now associated with the important SolarWinds data breach, also targeted the organization’s products earlier t...

Microsoft

Microsoft Corp says it found malicious software in its systems

Microsoft has said that it has found malicious applications from its own systems associated with a huge hacking effort disclosed by US officials this week, including a top technolo...

Google

US lawsuit claims Google, Facebook cooperated to undermine ad competition

Facebook and Alphabet’s Google, the two largest players in online marketing, used a series of deals to combine their market power illegally, Texas and nine other states alleg...

Bitcoin

Coinbase hit by tech trouble as bitcoin breaks $20,000 for first time

Major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has said its own retail and professional-focused platforms have been hit by link issues and network congestion, as bitcoin crushed by $20,000...

Baidu

Search giant Baidu considers making own electric vehicles

Baidu is considering making its own electric vehicles and has held talks with automakers about the possibility, three people with knowledge of the matter said, the latest move in a...

State backed hackers

US Homeland Security scrambles after suspected Russian hack

The US Department of Homeland Security and thousands of businesses scrambled Monday to investigate and respond to a sweeping hacking campaign that officials suspect was directed fr...

Trump

President Trump’s conspiracies pose ‘existential’ threat to e-voting

Conspiracy theories about how voting machines were used to stop the re-election of Donald Trump have not just sapped Americans’ faith in the democratic process – they a...

Hackers

Criminals getting smarter in use of digital currencies to launder money

Criminals are becoming more sophisticated in their use of cryptocurrencies to launder cash, with hundreds of millions of dollars of filthy funds last year flowing through electroni...

Apple

Apple launches its new $549 AirPods Max headphones

Apple has unveiled its new AirPods Max, a set of wireless over-ear cans at $549 apiece, pricier than a few of its popular mobile and tablet goods, at a step likely to boost sales o...

Facebook

US Treasury: G7 finance officials back need to regulate digital currencies

Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 advanced markets strongly supported the need to regulate digital monies, the US Treasury Department said in a statement on Monday ...

Crypto

Blockstack’s digital currency ‘Stacks’ to be tradable in US once new blockchain arrives

Tech company Blockstack PBC’s digital currency “Stacks” can become tradable by US investors together with the launching of its brand new blockchain early next yea...