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December 22, 2022, 2:00 AM

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New York Times:
US SDNY attorney: ex-Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang have pleaded guilty to federal charges and are cooperating in SBF criminal case  —  Caroline Ellison, the former chief executive of Alameda Research, and Gary Wang, a founder of FTX, are cooperating in the federal criminal case against Mr. Bankman-Fried.
Bloomberg:
Sam Bankman-Fried lands in the US after being taken into custody on December 21 to face criminal charges, after a Bahamas judge approved his extradition  —  Sam Bankman-Fried is on his way to an airport to be flown to the US to face a litany of criminal charges after a Bahamas judge approved his extradition.
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CNBC:
ProPublica:
Google's Display Network, which places ads on 2M+ websites, lets site owners stay anonymous while putting ads beside pirated content, porn, and disinformation  —  In late 2021, the right-wing site Conservative Beaver published a story falsely claiming the FBI had arrested Pfizer's CEO for fraud.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Reports: an Android malware called Godfather is using overlaid login screens to get users' credentials on 400+ banking apps and crypto exchanges in 16 countries  —  An Android banking malware named ‘Godfather’ has been targeting users in 16 countries, attempting to steal account credentials …
New York Times:
Sources: ChatGPT's release led Google to declare a “code red”, as teams have been reassigned to respond to the threat that ChatGPT poses to its search business  —  A new wave of chat bots like ChatGPT use artificial intelligence that could reinvent or even replace the traditional internet search engine.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
A look at the intelligence and battle management system, built around software developed by Palantir, that has given Ukraine a high-tech edge in Russia's war  —  First of two parts.  Read Part 2.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — Two Ukrainian military officers peer at a laptop computer operated …
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
Okta tells customers that hackers breached its GitHub repositories in December and stole its source code but that they did not access service or customer data  —  Okta, a leading provider of authentication services and Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions, says that its private …
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
The FCC proposes a record-breaking ~$300M fine against an auto warranty scam robocall campaign that made 5.1B+ calls to 550M+ US phone numbers in Q1 2021  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a record-breaking $300 million fine against an auto warranty robocall campaign …
Sean Lyngaas / CNN:
Sources: US National Cyber Director Chris Inglis is expected to step down and retire in the next two months after serving in the White House since July 2021  —  One of President Joe Biden's most senior cybersecurity advisers is expected to step down in the next two months, three people familiar with the decision tell CNN.
Financial Times:
Sources: Alphabet, Meta, and Salesforce are seeking to abandon leased office space in London and Dublin; Amazon and Microsoft put London expansion plans on hold  —  Moves by Alphabet, Meta and Salesforce come as companies respond to downturn in sector's stocks by cutting costs

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