Nov 29, 2018

Fancy Bear laces Brexit documents with malware

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Fancy Bear, the hackers associated with Russian intelligence best known for their cyber attack on the U.S. Democratic National Committee, appear to be using documents related to Brexit to deliver malware to victims in their latest campaign.

The big picture: All spies use current events to lure victims into opening documents that contain malware. According to Accenture, who discovered the hack, the documents were laced with the Zebrocy surveillance malware. The ploy comes as the U.K. mulls Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed deal to exit the European Union.

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JPMorgan Chase to pull support for some fossil fuels

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Why it matters: JPMorgan is the world’s largest funder of fossil-fuel companies, according to a report by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The announcement follows similar moves by other big banks and investment firms, including Goldman Sachs and BlackRock.