Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies

Hackers broke into the systems of more than a dozen global telecom firms and stole huge amounts of data in a seven-year spying campaign, researchers from a cyber security company said, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage activities. Investigators at U.S.-Israeli cyber firm Cybereason said on Tuesday the attackers compromised companies in more than 30… Read More Hackers steal data from systems of over a dozen global telecom companies

Saudi forces capture Yemen branch leader of Islamic State

Saudi special forces have captured the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State militant group, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said on Tuesday. The leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajer, as well as other members of the organization including its chief financial officer, were captured on June 3 in a raid on a… Read More Saudi forces capture Yemen branch leader of Islamic State

Illinois becomes the eleventh U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana

Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state. The Democratic governor hailed the measure, which was… Read More Illinois becomes the eleventh U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana

One dead, town evacuated following explosions at munitions depot in Kazakhstan

The Kazakh government ordered the evacuation of a town of 44,000 on Monday after a series of blasts at a nearby munitions depot killed one person and injured dozens, the Central Asian nation’s authorities said. The blasts occurred at a military base near Arys in the former Soviet republic’s southern Turkestan province, which houses a… Read More One dead, town evacuated following explosions at munitions depot in Kazakhstan

Fire razes alkylation unit at Philadelphia refinery

The alkylation unit involved in a massive fire on Friday at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc’s oil refinery has been completely destroyed, which will hamper the supply of gasoline from the U.S. East Coast’s largest refinery, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The destruction of the unit, coupled with damage from the fire that… Read More Fire razes alkylation unit at Philadelphia refinery

WarnerMedia appoints Ann Sarnoff as chief executive of Warner Bros

WarnerMedia on Monday said it appointed Ann Sarnoff as the chief executive officer of Warner Bros, the first woman to run one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios in its 96-year history. Sarnoff, currently president of BBC Studios Americas, will take over the studio behind ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Friends’ and the Harry Potter franchise, following a scandal… Read More WarnerMedia appoints Ann Sarnoff as chief executive of Warner Bros

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk’s rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted. The craft blasted off to cheers from onlookers at 2:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) after a three-hour delay from the original launch… Read More SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites