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Technology Report: Exclusive: FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack

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Exclusive: FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
North Korea, other nations among suspects in Sony hack: U.S. source
WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators are considering multiple suspects, including North Korea, in their investigation into a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that knocked out the company's computer systems for over a week, according to a U.S. national security official with knowledge of the investigation.
Bezos defends Amazon's lack of profits, stance on publishers
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Inc, was unapologetic about his twenty-year-old company's lack of profit during a rare public appearance on Tuesday, noting he spends just six hours a year on investor relations.
Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms: report
BOSTON (Reuters) - Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.
Steve Jobs emails featured in Apple iPod U.S. antitrust trial
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - The late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc , led the company to violate antitrust laws by restricting music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store, an attorney for consumers suing Apple said in court.
Uber signs Latin America tie-up with Slim's America Movil
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Uber Inc has signed a deal with billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to bring its app, which allows users to summon a car on their smartphones, to new customers in Latin America in a move it says could be a model for other regions.
Twitter unveils improved tools to report harassment
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Twitter announced on Tuesday improvements to simplify the way users report abuse and harassment on the social media platform.
Misfit Wearables raises $40 million from Xiaomi, other Chinese firms
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd and other Chinese companies have joined a $40 million investment in U.S. wearables startup Misfit, the first time the world's third-biggest smartphone manufacturer has taken a stake in a U.S. mobile-device maker.
China to fine Internet firms Tencent, Baidu for porn: Xinhua
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ministry of culture said it would fine 11 Internet companies including Tencent Holdings and Baidu for spreading pornography and violence, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday.
Samsung Electronics exits fibre optics amid sharper focus on reviving smartphones
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd agreed to sell its fibre optics operations to U.S. specialty glass maker Corning Inc, exiting another non-core business to focus on shoring up underperforming key areas like smartphones.
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