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November 8, 2021, 3:05 PM

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Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Europol arrests seven people suspected of helping with 7K+ cyberattacks since early 2019 while working with REvil and GandCrab, in a Romanian-led investigation  —  Europol has announced today the arrests of seven suspects who worked as “affiliates” (partners) for a major ransomware cartel …
CNN:
US charges a Ukrainian suspect, arrested in Poland last month, and a Russian citizen over REvil attacks, and says it seized $6M in ransom payments  —  (CNN)Law enforcement officials have seized an estimated $6 million in ransom payments, and the US Justice Department is expected to announce Monday …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Niantic launches Lightship, a platform to build “real-world metaverse” AR iOS and Android apps, and commits $20M to fund companies building AR apps  —  The maker of Pokémon Go wants to power future AR glasses.  —  Niantic is releasing a platform for building what it calls “real-world metaverse” apps.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2022, its first 64-bit version, with Hot Reload for making code changes while an app is running, and .NET 6, with Arm64 support  —  It's a big week for developers using Microsoft's Visual Studio and .NET platforms.  —  On November 8, Microsoft …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple will continue accepting App Store submissions throughout the holidays for the first time, though reviews may take longer from Nov. 24-28 and Dec. 23-27  —  Apple today announced that developers will be able to submit new and updated app submissions via App Store Connect throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Bloomberg:
Advent International agrees to take McAfee private in a $14B+ deal that includes ~$4B in debt  —  An investor group led by buyout firms Advent International Corp., Permira Advisers and others agreed to take McAfee Corp. private in a deal that values the cybersecurity software maker at more than $14 billion including debt.

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