Webwire: Google flags state cyber attacks; FBI probes Stuxnet leak

Google will start warning users whenever its algorithms detect activities that may be attempts by state-sponsored cyber attackers to compromise their computers or Google accounts.
 
The US FBI is investigating the leak of details about a CIA led cyber espionage program involving using the Stuxnet worm to try to disrupt Iran's nuclear facilities.
 
South African authorities are investigating allegations of bribery by employees of mobile operator MTN to secure a mobile license in Iran.
 
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has arranged to double its stake in Iraqi mobile operator Asiacell to 60% in a $1.47 billion (€1.1 billion) deal. But Qtel will require government approval to raise its stake above the maximum 55% foreign ownership allowed by Iraqi law.
 
HTC Korea country manager Lee Chul-hwan has left the company. Sources say he was fired because of the vendor's failure to make a substantial splash in the South Korean smartphone market.
 
Xiaomi Technology is closing a fundraising round that would value the Chinese smartphone vendor at $4 billion (€3.1 billion)

 

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