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HBO offers $250000 as 'bounty payment' to hackers

HBO offers $250000 as 'bounty payment' to hackers

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters . A person close to the investigation confirmed the authenticity of the email, saying it was an attempt to buy time and assess the situation. The hack follows attacks on Netflix , where a hacker demanded a ransom in exchange for not leaking episodes of Orange is ...



Stocks Regain Ground But Still Close Lower For The Week

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 36.64 points to 22,048.70, the S&P 500 index inched down 0.90 of a point to 2,474.02 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 18.13 points to 6,352.33. METALS: Gold, a traditional safe haven play, was moving higher. Retail results are also on investors' mind as the second-quarter earning season winds down.


China Opposes Japan Statements on South China Sea

China Opposes Japan Statements on South China Sea

MANY will find the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN ) foreign ministers' joint communiqué on the South China Sea disputes wanting in so many ways. He said the next paragraph was important. "Now, a lot of people are anxious, including myself that this might weaken our position in the end", he said.


Tech companies lead broad slide in United States stocks; oil rises

Tech companies lead broad slide in United States stocks; oil rises

And, on the afternoon of Friday, August 11 we hear Trump say a military solution might be sought to deal with North Korea. "The U.S. president at a [golf] links again let out a load of nonsense about 'fire and fury , ' failing to grasp the on-going grave situation".



USA stock indexes edge higher in afternoon trading

The dollar widened losses against the yen to hit a two-month low. Trump warned North Korea again on Thursday not to strike Guam or usa allies, saying his earlier threat to unleash " fire and fury " on Pyongyang if it launched an attack may not have been tough enough.


Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal after failing to sign new contract

Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal after failing to sign new contract

Wenger says that Sanchez will not feature in Arsenal's opening game of the season, against Leicester City on Friday night, and may miss the clash with Stoke City the following weekend. Arsenal rejected a £25m bid from Chelsea for Oxlade-Chamberlain this week, but Stamford Bridge boss Antonio Conte is determined to strengthen his squad before the transfer deadline.