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German companies see threefold rise in cyber attacks, study finds

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of German companies targeted by cyber attacks in the past three years has tripled compared with the three years to 2015 and the figure is growing steadily, a study showed on Thursday.

BofA's Bessant says to spend $600 million on information security: CNBC

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's chief operations and technology officer Cathy Bessant said on CNBC that the bank would spend $600 million on information security this year.

Equifax reviews its top lawyer's role in executive stock sales: WSJ

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc is reviewing its Chief Legal Officer John Kelly's involvement in stock sales by company executives made weeks before the credit-reporting service disclosed a massive data breach, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Uber's Kalanick rekindles power struggle, names two to board

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] co-founder Travis Kalanick said he had appointed two new directors, a surprise move that publicly reignited a board battle over the role of the ousted former chief executive.

Uber's Kalanick reignites power struggle, names two to board

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] co-founder Travis Kalanick on Friday said he had appointed two new directors, a surprise move that publicly reignited a board battle over the role of the ousted former chief executive.

Nearly two million people watched NFL livestream on Amazon.com

(Reuters) - Nearly 2 million people logged onto Amazon.com for the online retailer's first livestream of Thursday Night Football, the U.S. National Football League said on Friday.

Security firm finds some Macs vulnerable to 'firmware' attacks

(Reuters) - Since 2015, Apple Inc has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released on Friday by Duo Security.

Swiss watchdog sharpens scrutiny of initial coin offerings

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss financial watchdog FINMA has begun investigating a number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) for possible breaches of Swiss law, spelling greater regulatory oversight of some of the most prominent blockchain projects in "Crypto Valley".

EU to propose new tax rules for online sector in 2018: Juncker

TALLINN (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose new rules next year to ensure that the online sector pays its fair share of taxes, its president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday.

Saudi entertainment authority says hit by cyber attack

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority (GEA), which has begun sponsoring concerts and shows said on Friday its website had been the target of cyber attacks from outside the kingdom.

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