Visa abandons $5.3 billion acquisition after DOJ objections

  • January 12, 2021
Visa has abandoned its $5.3 billion bid to acquire fintech startup Plaid. In an announcement on Tuesday, the US Department of Justice said the two companies have agreed to call off their merger. The agency filed a lawsuit to block the deal last Novem…

SolarWinds hackers accessed some of the DOJ’s email accounts

  • January 6, 2021
More details on the fallout from last month’s SolarWinds hack continue to come out. On Wednesday, the US Department of Justice announced it was also a victim of the attack, which US intelligence agencies said earlier in the week was “likely” carried…

DOJ antitrust case against Google may not go to trial until 2023

  • December 18, 2020
It seems Google will have a dark cloud of antitrust charges hanging over it for a few years at least. At a status hearing on Friday, US District Judge Amit Mehta said the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against the company probably won’t go…

US arrests two members of console hacking group Team Xecuter

  • October 2, 2020
Two members of Team Xecuter, a group that develops and sells devices that allow people to play pirated copies of games on their consoles, are in FBI custody. On Friday, the Department of Justice said Max Louarn, a 48-year-old French national, and Gar…

DOJ accuses WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of recruiting hackers

  • June 25, 2020
The Justice Department is levelling more accusations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — though not new charges. Officials have filed a superseding indictment against Assange that maintains the earlier 18 counts of computer intrusion and Espio…