Ukrainian citizen pleads guilty to Zeus and IcedID hacker attacks

Vyacheslav Penchukov, a 37-year-old citizen of Ukraine, pleaded guilty to operations with Zeus and IcedID malware, reports CyberScoop. A Ukrainian hacker has been accused of playing a key role in two groups that infected their victims’ computers with malware for a decade and stole millions of dollars. The list of ... Read more

Elon Musk is ordered to testify again in the case of buying Twitter

In the United States, a federal judge has ordered Elon Musk to testify again as part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) investigation into the $44 billion purchase of Twitter, writes Reuters. This decision was made by Judge Laurel Beeler on Saturday, February 10. According to the ruling, the ... Read more

FTC sues over Microsoft’s intentions to lay off 1900 game developers

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has appealed to the Court of Appeals over Microsoft’s intention to lay off 1,900 employees involved in game development, writes Bloomberg. The company’s plans are the result of a $68.7 billion deal with Activision Blizzard. According to the FTC, the cuts contradict Microsoft’s statements ... Read more

Court acquits Samsung Electronics CEO Lee Jae-yong in fraud case

Lee Jae-young, the acting chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. was acquitted in a fraud case, reports Bloomberg. A court in Seoul has cleared the top executive of charges related to stock price manipulation and accounting fraud. This will allow the billionaire to continue to lead the conglomerate, which is threatened ... Read more

Tesla to pay $1.5 million fine in California hazardous waste case

Tesla has settled a lawsuit over hazardous waste at its facilities in California, reports TechCrunch. The lawsuit was filed by 25 counties in the state. The parties have now reached a settlement agreement under which the automaker will pay a $1.5 million fine. This amount consists of a $1.3 million ... Read more

Tesla is being sued over hazardous waste at the company’s facilities in California

In the United States, a group of 25 counties in California has filed a lawsuit against Tesla. They claim that the company mishandled hazardous waste at its facilities across the state, writes Reuters. The lawsuit was filed by Los Angeles, San Joaquin, San Francisco, and other counties in California state ... Read more

Google agrees to settle lawsuit over incognito mode in Chrome

Google has announced its readiness to settle a class action lawsuit over incognito mode in the Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica. The lawsuit was filed in 2020 in California. At that time, the company was accused of continuing to “track, collect, and identify [users’] browsing data in real time” even ... Read more

Twitter breached contract by failing to pay millions in bonuses – US judge

Twitter breached its contract by failing to pay millions of dollars in bonuses that the social network, now called X Corp, had promised its employees. This conclusion was reached by a federal court in the United States, writes Reuters. We are talking about the case of Mark Schoberger, who was ... Read more

Nikola electric truck startup founder Trevor Milton sentenced to four years in prison for fraud

Trevor Milton, the founder and former CEO of electric truck startup Nikola, has been sentenced to four years in prison in a fraud case, reports The Verge. The businessman was found guilty of misleading investors about the company’s technology. In view of this, he must also pay a fine of ... Read more

Google to pay $700 million to settle Google Play lawsuit

Google has agreed to pay $700 million to ensure greater competition in the Google Play app store. The company will comply with these conditions as part of an antitrust settlement with US states and consumers, writes Reuters. As you know, Google was accused of overcharging consumers through illegal restrictions on ... Read more

Activision to pay $50 million to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

Activision Blizzard will pay about $50 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit in the workplace. It was filed in 2021 by the California Department of Civil Rights (CRD), reports Reuters. The regulator was investigating allegations that the company discriminated against female employees by underpaying them and denying them possible ... Read more

A YouTuber who deliberately crashed a plane for views faces 20 years in prison

Remember YouTuber and former Olympic snowboarder Trevor Jacob, who deliberately crashed a plane for a cool video? Well, it looks like this internet genius might end up behind bars. And for a long time, reports The Guardian. The story began back in December 2021, when Trevor Jacob posted a video ... Read more