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Krebs Daily Briefing 19 December 2014

International For North Korea’s cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids (Reuters) – The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea’s elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors from the isolated state said. Non-conventional […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 18 December 2014

International U.S. and Cuba, in Breakthough, Resume Diplomatic Relations WASHINGTON — The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, American officials said Wednesday. In a […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 17 December 2014

International Obama backs bill imposing new sanctions on Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White House said Tuesday, as the U.S. claimed some credit for sparking Moscow’s roiling currency crisis and moved to deepen the pain. Still, White House officials acknowledged there were no […]

Krebs Daily Briefing 16 December 2014

International Russia heading for crash as ruble plummets Russia’s economy is crashing and its currency appears to be in free fall. The ruble plunged by about 12% Monday, meaning it’s lost nearly 50% against the dollar this year. A double-whammy of collapsing oil prices and Western sanctions is driving up inflation. Cash is flooding out […]

15 December 2014

International Deal reached at U.N. climate talks in Peru LIMA, Peru — The latest round of United Nations climate talks ended in the early hours of Sunday morning — nearly 33 hours later than scheduled — with a deal that barely kept hopes for a meaningful global agreement next year. The conference, which started on […]