Visa abandons $5.3 billion acquisition after DOJ objections

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…

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SolarWinds hackers accessed some of the DOJ’s email accounts

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…

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

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…

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US arrests two members of console hacking group Team Xecuter

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…

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A dozen states might join the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against Google

The Justice Department’s expected antitrust lawsuit against Google could have added momentum behind it. Bloomberg sources claim that “about” a dozen states are poised to join the…

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US charges two Chinese hackers with trying to steal COVID-19 research

Today, the US Justice Department charged two Chinese hackers with targeting US COVID-19 research. The charges were part of an 11-count indictment that alleges the two individuals…

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DOJ accuses WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of recruiting hackers

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…

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Six former eBay employees charged in a bizarre cyberstalking scheme

A handful of high-ranking former eBay staff allegedly carried out a bizarre cyberstalking campaign that involved sending a preserved fetal pig, bloody pig Halloween mask, funeral wreath,…

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