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01 Aug 2020
Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report
Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.
22 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap
The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.
30 Jan 2019
Extradition hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou pushed to March
The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the center of a diplomatic row between Ottawa (Canada capital) and Beijing (China capital) has been pushed back to March, after US unveiled sweeping charges against her and the Chinese tech giant.
08 Aug 2018
Malaysian ex-PM Razak hit with new charges over multi-billion-dollar scandal
Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges today linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May.
03 Aug 2018
After US, Russia targeting Indian elections: Oxford University expert
After targeting elections in the US, Russia may turn its focus on other democracies like India and Brazil, an Oxford University social media expert has warned.
14 Jul 2018
Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking
The US Justice Department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the servers of senior Democrats, including their Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 US Presidential Election.
26 Jun 2018
Investment powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz launches $300 million dedicated crypto fund
Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a new $300-million fund that is focused on cryptocurrencies.
24 May 2018
US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers
A US federal court today declared that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violated the First Amendment.
20 Apr 2018
Lance Armstrong settles $100 million doping fraud case
Tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million to settle the federal fraud case.
05 Feb 2018
Chinese man makes $1.1 million by selling fake iPhones
Chinese national Jianhua Li has admitted to have sold fake iPhones and iPads to customers in the United States as part of a bigger counterfeiting operation.
15 Nov 2017
US Justice Department mulls inquiry into Clinton foundation
US media is currently rife with reports on President Donald Trump's alleged connections to the Kremlin.
14 Nov 2017
Court allows Trump's travel ban to partially come into effect
A California appeals court has allowed President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to partially come into effect.
11 Nov 2017
Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims
US President Donald Trump said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russia's interference in the US presidential elections.
04 Aug 2017
Researcher who stopped WannaCry malware arrested by FBI
In May, British cyber-security researcher Marcus Hutchins rose to prominence for stalling the WannaCry cyber-attack which affected millions of computers nationwide.
26 Jun 2017
Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court allows part of it
In what appears to be a victory for Donald Trump, the Supreme Court has let the present administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers coming from the six Muslim-dominated countries.
13 Jun 2017
Another federal court upholds block on Trump's travel ban
Yet another court has upheld a block on US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
09 Apr 2017
Call centre scam: 24-yr-old mastermind arrested in multi-billion dollar racket
Thane police arrested Sagar Thakkar aka Shaggy, the 24-year-old mastermind of a massive call centre scam that conned hundreds of Americans of millions of dollars, after he was deported from Dubai.
30 Mar 2017
US State Department employee arrested over contacts with Chinese agents
The US Justice Department said 60-year-old Candace Marie Claiborne, a veteran State Department staffer having access to classified information, has been arrested for allegedly hiding her communication with Chinese intelligence agents.
21 Mar 2017
No evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower: FBI director
FBI Director James Comey informed the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee that there is no evidence supporting President Donald Trump's allegations of former president Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower in October 2016.
17 Mar 2017
Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump's wiretap claims
The Senate Intelligence panel stated that there were "no indications" that the Trump Tower was under surveillance by the US government.
16 Mar 2017
Travel ban: US judge blocks Trump's new executive order
On March 16, a federal judge blocked Trump's renewed travel ban, hours before it was scheduled to begin.
13 Mar 2017
Trump tried to call US Attorney Bharara before firing him
US officials said that President Donald Trump had attempted to call Preet Bharara before firing him, however Bharara did not take the call.
13 Mar 2017
Trump asked to clarify allegations against Obama
US Senator John McCain has asked President Trump to either retract the allegations he made against former President Obama, or substantiate it with evidence.
12 Mar 2017
Trump asks 46 US attorneys to resign
46 serving US attorneys, including Indian-American US Attorney General for Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara have been asked to resign by US President Donald Trump.
07 Mar 2017
White House says 'no question that something happened' with wiretapping
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, declined to provide specific information supporting President Donald Trump's earlier tweets accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump during the election.
06 Mar 2017
FBI Director rejects Trump's wiretapping allegation
Trump's allegations of his phone being tapped by Obama were denied by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey.
05 Mar 2017
Obama denies bugging Trump Tower
Former US President Barack Obama's spokesperson Kevin Lewis stated that "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."
02 Mar 2017
CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal
The CBI questioned Vipin Khanna, defence consultant, in connection with the $208mn Embraer jet deal.
08 Jan 2017
CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal
The CBI retrieved evidence from the US, where the Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.
02 Dec 2016
Call-center scam: Kingpin's daily turnover over $100,000
Police sources confirmed that the daily turnover of call-center scam mastermind Sagar Thakkar was over $100,000 a day; Thakkar managed call-centers in Noida, Ghaziabad, Ahmedabad and Thane.
28 Oct 2016
US charges 61 people over call centre fraud
US authorities have charged 61 people and entities connected to the massive call-center fraud that was unearthed recently.
25 Oct 2016
Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal
To resolve the dispute over the corrupt 2008 Embraer aircraft deal, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer will pay $205 million in fines to the US Justice Department.
21 Oct 2016
Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer
The CBI has registered an FIR against a UK based NRI arms dealer, for allegedly receiving kickbacks from the 2008 Embraer Jet deal.
06 Oct 2016
Mumbai Police bust nine bogus call centers
Mumbai Police has detained and questioned 772 workers of nine bogus call centers on the city's outskirts.
29 Sep 2016
CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients
The CBI disclosed that it has tracked down an individual who was paid $5.5 million by Embraer to secure the 2008 defence contract with DRDO.
11 Sep 2016
Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case
As Brazilian prosecutors and the US Justice Department began investigations into the company's alleged shady deal in India in 2008, the company is said to have set aside $200m for possible fines.
10 Sep 2016
Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks
The $210 million Embraer's 'Jet deal' with India came under scanner by the U.S. authorities for the payment of kickbacks to secure the contract.