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Cyber Security 2017 Headlines

Kaspersky acknowledges taking inactive files in pursuit of hackers

Eugene Kaspersky said his company's widely used antivirus software has copied files that did not threaten the personal computers of those customers, a sharp departure from industry practice that could increase suspicions that the Moscow-based firm aids Russian spies.

Israeli hacking firm's founders to move into cyber defence

Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record of developing computer hacking weapons for law enforcement agencies fighting online crime, are now looking to set up a new business to defend computer systems against attacks, they said on Thursday.

Banks fearing North Korea hacking prepare defenses: cyber experts

Global banks are preparing to defend themselves against North Korea potentially intensifying a years-long hacking spree by seeking to cripple financial networks as Pyongyang weighs the threat of U.S. military action over its nuclear program, cyber security experts said.

Kaspersky CEO says hack claims cutting U.S. cyber security sales

Eugene Kaspersky told Reuters on Friday that the Moscow-based cyber security firm that bears his name would see a 'single-digit' drop in U.S. sales this year as a result of suspicions about his company's ties to the Russian government, but its global revenue should still increase.

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White House wants broadband funding in infrastructure bill -sources

(Reuters) -A bipartisan group of senators and the White House are debating extending a program started early in the COVID-19 pandemic to help lower-income Americans get broadband access by tucking it into the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.