Monday, July 26

Reuters

International, Japan, Moon Jae-in, Olympics, Politics, Reuters, South Korea, Sports

South Korean president Moon Jae-in cancelled his Japan trip after reports that a Japanese diplomat described Moon’s efforts to improve the countries’ relations as’masturbating’

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not visit Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics, his office said on Monday. His cancellation comes after the media reported that a Japanese diplomat described Moon's efforts to improve the countries' relations as "masturbating." Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declined to comment on Moon's decision, but described the diplomat's remarks as "inappropriate." See more stories on Insider's business page. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not visit Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics, his office said on Monday, scrapping plans for what would have been his first summit with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.T...
Caracas, Gangs, Latin America, Military & Defense, Military & Defense Contributors, News Contributor, Nicolás Maduro, Reuters, South America, Venezuela

Residents say gangs are taking control of Venezuela’s capital city

Gun battles between police and gangs this month kept many Caracas residents sheltered in place for hours. The violence comes amid a deep economic crisis and a protracted breakdown of the rule of law in Venezuela. The rising insecurity in the capital city is another sign of President Nicolas Maduro's eroding control over the country. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Boris Johnson, coronavirus, England, Lockdowns, Politics, reopening, Reuters, Science

England’s coronavirus restrictions could finally lift later this month, Boris Johnson announced Monday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference for England's COVID-19 lockdown easing announcement in London, Britain, on July 5, 2021. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans on Monday to ease England's COVID-19 lockdown. He said guidance to employ social distancing, face coverings, and working from home would all end. Johnson said he expected the lifting of restrictions to go ahead on July 19. See more stories on Insider's business page. LONDON (Reuters)-British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Monday for the final step in easing England's COVID-19 lockdown, including the removal of laws governing social distancing and face coverings, and an end to official advice to work from home.Johnson said he expecte...
RansomWare, Ransomware attack, Reuters, REvil, Tech Insider

A breach at a Florida-based IT firm led to ransomware attacks on 200 businesses

A breach at US IT firm Kaseya in Miami led to 200 businesses being hit by ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity company Huntress said it believed the REvil ransomware gang was to blame for the attack. The Russia-linked group was blamed by the FBI for paralyzing meat packer JBS last month. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Microsoft, Reuters, SolarWinds, Tech Insider

Microsoft says a new breach was discovered in probe of suspected SolarWinds hackers

Microsoft said on Friday an attacker had won access to one of its customer-service agents. The company said it had found the compromise during its response to hacks by a team it identifies as responsible for earlier major breaches at SolarWinds. A copy of one warning seen by Reuters said that the attacker belonged to the group Microsoft calls Nobelium. LoadingSomething is loading. ...