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Draft laws relax regulation on fintechs

The government published draft laws today that would let financial technology companies operate without a full licence, a measure it said would encourage innovation without compromising existing levels of consumer protection.

Written by Reuters24 Oct. 17 11:48

Adobe issues warning over Flash vulnerability

Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

Written by Reuters17 Oct. 17 08:00

Samsung heir's legal appeal begins

The heir to South Korea's Samsung Group, convicted of bribing the country's former president, appeared in a packed court on Thursday for the first day of arguments in the appeal of his five-year jail term for corruption.

Written by Reuters13 Oct. 17 11:07

Hackers steal Joint Strike Fighter plans during cyber attack

​A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia's Joint Strike Fighter programme and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defence contractor, the defence industry minister said on Thursday.

Written by Reuters12 Oct. 17 12:23

Russians found using Kaspersky software for hacks: reports

​Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software that is also used by 400 million people globally, including U.S. government agencies, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Written by Reuters12 Oct. 17 09:30

350 Deloitte customers affected by cyber hack: report

A hack at global accounting firm Deloitte disclosed in September compromised a server with emails of some 350 clients, including U.S. government agencies and large corporations, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

Written by Reuters11 Oct. 17 11:30

Micro Focus to curb code reviews by 'high risk' governments

​British tech firm Micro Focus International, the new owner of ArcSight security software, said it would restrict reviews of the core operating instructions in its products by "high-risk" governments.

Written by Reuters10 Oct. 17 14:27

Russian-backed ads uncovered on YouTube, source claims

Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

Written by Reuters10 Oct. 17 09:13

Social media execs to testify about Russia and U.S. election

​Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc's Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel on Nov. 1, a congressional aide said on Thursday.

Written by Reuters06 Oct. 17 09:35

U.S. cyber secrets stolen by Russian hackers: report

Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Written by Reuters06 Oct. 17 09:19

All 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2013

Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, which already had spawned a nationwide lawsuit.

Written by Reuters04 Oct. 17 09:43

Facebook to hire 1,000 people to review ads after Russian buys

​Facebook Inc plans to hire 1,000 more people to review ads and ensure they meet its terms, as part of an effort to deter Russia and other countries from using the social media network to interfere in others' elections, it said on Monday.

Written by Reuters03 Oct. 17 10:59