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March 22, 2022, 8:05 AM

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The White House:
The White House again warns that Russia may expand cyberattacks against the US, citing “evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options”  —  This is a critical moment to accelerate our work to improve domestic cybersecurity and bolster our national resilience.
Chris Krebs / Financial Times:
As Russia's economy deteriorates, the red lines keeping its cyber capabilities in check may evaporate and prompt Russian hackers to lash out against the West  —  As Russia's economy deteriorates, the red lines keeping its cyber capabilities in check may evaporate
Raphael Satter / Reuters:
Okta is investigating reports of a breach after Lapsus$ group posted screenshots of alleged internal systems; CEO says it's likely related to a January incident  —  Authentication services company Okta Inc (OKTA.O) said on Tuesday it is investigating a report of a digital breach …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
The Lapsus$ group releases ~37GB of alleged source code from Microsoft, covering Bing, Cortana, and other services; Microsoft says it is investigating  —  The Lapsus$ hacking group claims to have leaked the source code for Bing, Cortana, and other projects stolen from Microsoft's internal Azure DevOps server.
Associated Press:
Rights group Global Witness says Facebook approved eight paid ads that it submitted containing hate speech inciting violence and genocide against the Rohingya  —  JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
A malicious cartoon rendering Android app that steals Facebook credentials was installed 100K+ times before it was removed from the Google Play Store  —  A malicious Android app that steals Facebook credentials has been installed over 100,000 times via the Google Play Store, with the app still available to download.
Ashley Gold / Axios:
The DOJ asks a judge in its Google antitrust case to sanction the company for allegedly training its staff to avoid legal discovery by copying counsel on emails  —  The Justice Department has asked the judge overseeing its antitrust case against Google to sanction the company …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Alibaba increases its share buyback program from $15B to $25B, sending its Hong Kong-listed shares up by 11%+; Alibaba has so far purchased ~$9.2B in shares  —  - Alibaba said on Tuesday it will increase the size of its share buyback program from $15 billion to $25 billion, effective for a two-year period through March 2024.
Cade Metz / New York Times:
CBRE: Toronto is now the third-largest tech hub in North America, behind New York and Silicon Valley, and its tech workforce is growing faster than any US hub  —  For all the excitement around places like Austin and Miami, the biggest tech expansion has been in Canada's largest city.
Annie Rauwerda / Slate:
Kiwix: a 29GB file of Russian-language Wikipedia was downloaded 105,889 times in early March, up 4,000%+ from early January, over fears of a Russian ban  —  On March 1, after a week of horror in Ukraine, reports came out that Russia's censorship office had threatened to block Russian Wikipedia.
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