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Obama orders review of cyber attacks on 2016 election: adviser

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday.

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ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in 'massive' cyber attack

FRANKFURT Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier this year, the German company said on Thursday.

Inmarsat switches to Arianespace for satellite launch after SpaceX delays

LONDON British satellite company Inmarsat will switch to using Arianespace from rival SpaceX to launch a new satellite to provide broadband connectivity to air passengers, it said on Thursday.

Science, Dec 08 2016

Germany sees rise in Russian propaganda, cyber attacks

BERLIN Germany's domestic intelligence agency on Thursday reported a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties.

Cybersecurity Dec 08 2016

Russian regulator says had constructive meeting with LinkedIn

MOSCOW Russia's communications regulator said on Thursday it had a constructive meeting with representatives of LinkedIn Corp., a social networking website it blocked last month over its failure to comply with a data storage law.

Dec 08 2016

German authorities probe Volkswagen's Porsche for manipulation software

FRANKFURT Germany is investigating whether Volkswagen's (VW) sportscar brand Porsche used software to disguise exhaust emissions, the country's car industry regulator said on Thursday, in a fresh blow to VW's attempts to move on from a 15 month-old scandal.

Dec 08 2016