Microsoft to acquire cybersecurity firm RiskIQ as cyber threats mount – CNN

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CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports.”},{“title”:”FireEye CEO: Digital currency enables cybercrime”,”duration”:”06:43″,”sourceName”:”CNNBusiness”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/06/10/fireeye-ceo-cybersecurity-ransomware.cnnbusiness/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/06/10/fireeye-ceo-cybersecurity-ransomware.cnnbusiness”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210610100641-fireeye-ceo-kevin-mandia-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/06/10/fireeye-ceo-cybersecurity-ransomware.cnnbusiness/video/playlists/business-cybersecurity/”,”description”:”FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks with CNN’s Julia Chatterley about the acceleration of cybercrime and the risks of paying ransoms. “,”descriptionText”:”FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia talks with CNN’s Julia Chatterley about the acceleration of cybercrime and the risks of paying ransoms. “},{“title”:”See how cybersecurity experts trace ransom payments “,”duration”:”03:18″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2021/06/10/cyberattack-europe-pandemic-elliptic-nick-paton-walsh-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2021/06/10/cyberattack-europe-pandemic-elliptic-nick-paton-walsh-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210610131900-screengrab-elliptic-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2021/06/10/cyberattack-europe-pandemic-elliptic-nick-paton-walsh-pkg-intl-hnk-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/business-cybersecurity/”,”description”:”As we moved online in the pandemic, crime moved with us. 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CNN’s Alex Marquardt reports. “,”descriptionText”:”The White House has issued a rare open letter to companies calling on them to treat the threat of ransomware attacks with greater urgency, following back-to-back attacks by Russian hackers on key oil and food processing companies. 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CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/brianna-keilar-profile” target=”_blank”>Brianna Keilaru003c/a> speaks with CNN law enforcement analyst Anthony Ferrante about the implications of this happening not only in the middle of a pandemic, but also days before the election.”,”descriptionText”:”u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2020/10/28/politics/hospitals-targeted-ransomware-attacks/index.html” target=”_blank”>Hackers are targeting hospitalsu003c/a>, health care providers and u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2020/10/15/tech/ransomware-2020-election/index.html” target=”_blank”>voter databasesu003c/a> in what cybersecurity experts believe to be a massive attack. 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