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Krebs Daily Briefing 29 August 2014

International U.K. Terror Threat Raised to ‘Severe’ on New Intelligence From Syria and Iraq U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May said the government was raising the terror threat level to “Severe,” the second-highest level, based on new intelligence from Syria and Iraq. “The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 28 August 2014

International Deutsche Bank Fined $7.8 Million Over Faulty Reports on Swaps LONDON – A British regulator fined the German lender Deutsche Bank 4.7 million pounds, or about $7.8 million, on Thursday for having failed to properly report certain swaps transactions over a period of almost six years.The regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority of Britain, said […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 26 August 2014

International ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release of U.S. prisoners for the life of the […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 25 August 2014

International The Hedge Fund and the Despot At 6 feet 2, James McGee announces his military background through his bearing. His hair is now platinum, his shoulders often thrust back. Raised during the 1950s and ’60s in the shadow of the steel mills of Gary, Ind., McGee served in Vietnam, often sitting in the back […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 21 August 2014

International U.S. Commandos Tried to Rescue Foley and Other Hostages EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A United States Special Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer authorized by President Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday. A day after Sunni militants posted […]