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JBS Paid $11 Million Ransom to Hackers

The world’s largest meat processor said on Wednesday that it paid an $11 million ransom in Bitcoin to the hackers behind an attack that forced the shutdown last week of all the company’s U.S. beef plants and disrupted operations at poultry and pork plants.The company, JBS, said in a statement that the decision to pay the ransom was made to protect its data and hedge against risk for its customers. The company said most of its facilities were back up and running when the payment was made.The F.B.I. said last week that it believed …

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In China Sex Scandal, Many See a #MeToo Moment

Even Xinhua, the official news agency, chided local officials for trying to eliminate posts about the topic. “In the face of public skepticism, the local authorities should not resort to deleting posts,” the Xinhua commentary said. “A public response is the only correct measure.”Ms. Xu’s fight is now playing out in public to a rapt audience.Her parents hired two lawyers from Shanghai to represent her, but the local appeals court rejected their request to meet. Instead, it appointed two legal aid lawyers, according to a post by Ms. Xu’s uncle on Weibo, the social media service. …

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Deutsche Bank Said to Pay $100 Million Over Bribery Charges

Federal prosecutors are expected to announce that Deutsche Bank violated anti-bribery laws as it tried to win business in places like China, according to a person familiar with the matter.Deutsche Bank is expected to agree to pay more than $100 million to settle the charges and to enter into a so-called deferred prosecution agreement in Brooklyn federal court on Friday, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.Such an agreement would be the latest black eye for Deutsche Bank, which has been repeatedly penalized in recent years for its involvement …

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