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June 8, 2021 | Via Independent

French President Macron Slapped in Face

Two people have been arrested in southeast France after French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man in the crowd in Tain-l’Hermitage, BFM TV and RMC radio reported. A video clip circulating on Twitter shows a man in a green T-shirt and glasses shout “Down with Macronia” in French before slapping Macron’s face.

June 8, 2021 | Via BBC

Hundreds Arrested in Massive Global Crime Sting Using Messaging App

More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say. The operation, jointly conceived by Australia and the FBI, saw devices with the ANOM app secretly distributed among criminals, allowing police to monitor their chats about drug smuggling, money laundering and even murder plots. Officials called it a watershed moment. Targets included drug gangs and people with links to the mafia.

June 8, 2021 | Via NBC News

Massive Outage Takes Websites, Including Amazon and Major News Sites, Offline

Websites around the world, including major news sites, Amazon and the United Kingdom’s government page, were temporarily down during a massive outage early Tuesday. It was not immediately clear what caused the massive outage. Multiple news outlets were taken offline, including BBC, Bloomberg News, CNN, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The New York Times and The Verge.

June 8, 2021 | Via CBS News

U.S. Recovers $2.3 Million in Ransom Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers

The federal government has recovered millions of dollars in cryptocurrency paid in ransom to cybercriminals whose attack prompted the shutdown of the country’s largest fuel pipeline and gas shortages across the southeastern U.S. last month, the Department of Justice announced Monday. On May 8, Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom worth roughly $4.3 million in bitcoin to the Russia-based hacking group known as DarkSide, which had used malicious software to hold the company hostage.

June 8, 2021 | Via The Guardian

US Capitol Attack Report Finds Intelligence, Military and Police Failings

A Senate investigation of the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol has uncovered broad government, military and law enforcement failings before the violent attack, including a breakdown within multiple intelligence agencies and a lack of training and preparation for Capitol police officers who were quickly overwhelmed by the rioters. The Senate report released on Tuesday is the first – and possibly the last – bipartisan review of the attack.

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