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December 13, 2020, 9:25 PM

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: state-backed Russian hacking group APT29, or Cozy Bear, is behind the hacks of US Treasury, NTIA, and FireEye  —  The Russian government hackers who breached a top cybersecurity firm are behind a global espionage campaign that also compromised the Treasury and Commerce departments …
Christopher Bing / Reuters:
Sources: state sponsored hackers monitored internal emails at US Treasury and broke into National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Office 365  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking group backed by a foreign government stole information from the U.S. Treasury Department …
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Treasury's hackers used a flaw in a SolarWinds product; SolarWinds, which touts 300K+ customers, says the flaw was the result of a “supply chain attack”  —  Russia's foreign intelligence service is suspected of being behind the hacks  —  WASHINGTON—Multiple federal …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Sources: Apple TV+ was making Scraper, a show about Gawker Media, with several episodes written, then Tim Cook sent an email about it and the project was killed  —  Big tech companies now exert huge influence over what stories get told.  The message is clear: Be careful who you offend.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook fears cracking down on Hindu extremist groups in India because of the likelihood that it could lead to violence toward its staff  —  Social media giant's security team cites possible attacks if extremist Hindu groups are kicked off platform
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Source: EA has ignited a bidding war for Codemasters, topping Take-Two Interactive's £725M offer that was agreed upon last month for the British game developer  —  The $40bn US-based games giant EA has ignited a bidding war for Britain's Codemasters, Sky News understands.  —  Created with Sketch.
Christine Hall / Crunchbase News:
Nēsos, which is developing a noninvasive, drug-free method to treat rheumatoid arthritis using a wearable earbud, comes out of stealth with $16.5M in funding  —  Nēsos launched out of stealth Thursday and is poised to commercialize a new method for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rakesh Prakash / Times of India:
Violent unrest erupts at Wistron's iPhone manufacturing plant near Bengaluru in India, sources say over the company's failure to pay promised wages  —  A screenshot of the video showing employees damaging properties at the iPhone manufacturing plant.  —  BENGALURU: The iPhone manufacturing plant …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: point-of-sale lender Affirm is postponing its IPO until next year  —  The point-of-sale lender is the second company in as many days to pull back from the IPO market  —  Affirm Holdings Inc. is postponing its initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter …

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