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The US’s former top election-security official has filed a lawsuit against a Trump lawyer who said he should be ‘taken out at dawn and shot’

Chris Krebs, the former head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the US’s top election-security official, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, Joseph diGenova. DiGenova recently made headlines when he said on a podcast that aired on Newsmax TV that Krebs should be […]
The US’s former top election-security official has filed a lawsuit against a Trump lawyer who said he should be ‘taken out at dawn and shot’
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‘Up is down, down is up’: Trump did Russia’s job for it by firing Chris Krebs, and Krebs’ removal is the biggest sign of his success

President Trump’s firing this week of Chris Krebs, the US’s top cybersecurity official who spearheaded efforts to protect the 2020 election, is among his most consequential dismissals since he lost the election. Krebs’ firing opens the door for foreign adversaries to target US critical infrastructure, and one security professional said […]
‘Up is down, down is up’: Trump did Russia’s job for it by firing Chris Krebs, and Krebs’ removal is the biggest sign of his success
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Trump just fired the US’s top cybersecurity official, who spent weeks striking down the president’s conspiracy theories about election fraud

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he had fired Chris Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Krebs was instrumental in protecting US elections from domestic and foreign interference and enjoyed broad bipartisan support as the head of CISA. Lawmakers from both parties […]
Trump just fired the US’s top cybersecurity official, who spent weeks striking down the president’s conspiracy theories about election fraud
Tech

A top US cybersecurity official reportedly expects to be fired for debunking election misinformation that was favourable to Trump

Christopher Krebs, director at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has told associates he expects to be fired, Reuters reports. Krebs reportedly angered White House officials by debunking election misinformation with a project called “Rumour Control.” CISA broke from Trump and his baseless claims of […]
A top US cybersecurity official reportedly expects to be fired for debunking election misinformation that was favourable to Trump
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US federal agencies warn that Chinese hackers are targeting COVID-19 research on vaccines and treatments

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a joint statement Wednesday warning that China-affiliated “cyber actors and non-traditional collectors” were targeting COVID-19 research. “China’s efforts to target these sectors pose a significant threat to our nation’s response to COVID-19,” the two federal agencies said. China has denied […]
US federal agencies warn that Chinese hackers are targeting COVID-19 research on vaccines and treatments
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Hackers are targeting healthcare workers and researchers fighting coronavirus, US and UK cybersecurity officials say

Health companies and medical research groups fighting the coronavirus pandemic are being targeted by sophisticated hacking groups, government security officials from the United States and United Kingdom said in a joint statement issued on Tuesday. The statement details “malicious cyber campaigns targeting organisations involved in the coronavirus response” perpetrated by […]
Hackers are targeting healthcare workers and researchers fighting coronavirus, US and UK cybersecurity officials say
Markets

Iron ore is imploding — now down 27% in just weeks

The iron ore price is imploding. Following the ugly lead provided by Chinese futures on Monday, the spot iron ore price followed suit, suffering one of the largest declines seen in years. According to Metal Bulletin, the spot price for benchmark 62% fines fell by 6.69%, or $3.67, to $51.22 […]
Iron ore is imploding — now down 27% in just weeks
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China’s steel industry is racking up enormous losses

Plagued by overcapacity and weakening demand, Chinese steelmakers continued to endure hefty losses in the first 11 months of 2015. According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, citing data provided by the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA), large and medium-sized steel mills suffered losses of 53.1 billion yuan ($8.18 billion) […]
China’s steel industry is racking up enormous losses
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Global steel production just took another hit

Global crude steel production continued to slump in November, fitting with recent price declines seen in steel, iron ore and coking coal prices. According to the World Steel Association, a body that accounts for 85% of the global steel output across 66 individual nations, production fell to 127 million tonnes […]
Global steel production just took another hit
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Iron ore jumps back above $40

The spot iron ore price has moved back above $40 a tonne. According to Metal Bulletin, the spot price for benchmark 62% fines rose by 67 cents, or 1.70%, to $40.10 a tonne. It was the fourth gain in five trading sessions and left the price 4.7% above its record-low […]
Iron ore jumps back above $40