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Kaspersky Lab co-founder accepts invitation to testify to U.S. Congress

Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of his company's products, but that he needed an expedited visa in order to do so.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks after a Democratic...

Top Senate Democrat demands Equifax hearings, fixes

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Thursday called on Equifax officials to testify before the chamber and for the company's leadership to resign if they do not enact sweeping changes following a massive data breach disclosed last week.

Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. offices are pictured in Atlanta

FTC probes Equifax, top Democrat likens it to Enron

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign.

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Wild stock swings put Equifax options on traders' radar

The heightened drama in Equifax Inc's shares after the credit reporting company last week disclosed a massive data breach has turned its sparsely traded options contracts into one of the busiest names in the U.S. options market.

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Equifax says web server vulnerability led to hack

Credit reporting company Equifax Inc blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers.

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Corporate profits taking more hits from hacking 02:41

The cyber attack that crippled Ukraine businesses and spread worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and businesses has taken a costly toll on the results of major U.S. and European companies in the latest quarter, with more to come.

German carmakers to update software in 5.3 million diesel cars 01:15

German carmakers agreed on Wednesday to update the software in 5.3 million diesel-powered cars to reduce emissions, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told reporters. Mia Womerlsey reports.

Iranian hackers used female bait to lure targets- researchers 02:24

Hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have impersonated a young female photographer on social media for more than a year, luring men working in industries strategically important to Tehran's regional adversaries, according to research published Thursday.