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Tension Stirs Up As China Attempts To Hack American Companies

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Tension Stirs Up As China Attempts To Hack American Companies Despite Signing Of an Agreement

Tension has intensified between China and US governments as new reports exclusively reveal that China tried to hack American companies. CrowdStrike, a security firm in the United States informed The White House in Washington DC that China tried to hack American companies but remained unwilling to disclose the identity of targeted corporations.

These hackers have been linked to the government of China. Aware of the illegality of their action, they went ahead and attempted to intrude into at least seven companies in the United States. This comes barely three weeks after Washington and Beijing made an agreement to avoid spying on each other for commercial purposes. This is according to a famous security firm in the United States, CrowdStrike. The security firm stated that the software it placed at five US and two pharmaceutical companies managed to detect and rebuff the attacks that began on September 26 this year.

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White substance in envelope at Reagan Library causes security scare

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A white substance from an envelope opened by a staff member at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, caused a security scare on Monday, but the substance was later found to be non-toxic, a spokeswoman for the institution said. The staff area where the envelope was opened was closed off for a time, but the library itself remained open to the public, said Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. … …read more

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U.S. FAA says reviewing contingency plans, security polices after fire

By Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. aviation safety agency’s top official said on Monday he ordered a review of all U.S. air traffic control contingency plans and security policies following a fire on Friday that crippled air travel over much of the U.S. Midwest. Speaking at an industry conference, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency will not hesitate to make changes in security policies if needed. The outage affected more than 3,000 flights. …

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U.S. FAA’s Huerta says reviewing contingency plans, security polices

By Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. aviation safety agency’s top official said on Monday he has asked for a review of all U.S. air traffic control contingency plans and security policies, following a fire on Friday that crippled air travel over much of the Midwestern U.S. Speaking at an industry conference, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency won’t hesitate to make changes in security policies if needed. The outage Friday affected more than 3,000 flights. …

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Political conflicts worsening Yemen food security: U.N. agency

By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) – An escalation of political turmoil in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, risks aggravating an already dire food security situation, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday. Shi’ite Muslim rebels seized the Yemeni capital Sanaa this month, prompting President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to warn of a drift towards civil war in a country long riven by deep political, religious and tribal divisions. … …read more

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