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Microsoft, Samsung, Okta 'hacked'. Are these the Russian cyberattacks we were warned about?

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Shortly after President Joe Biden warned of possible Russian cyberattacks, a group of hackers this week made news after targeting Microsoft and authentication service provider Okta.

But experts cautioned against linking the incident with Russia and the ongoing war with Ukraine. 

“Obviously, if you just look at timing, you can be suspicious of it, but we don’t see any direct links between these individual incidents, from Okta to Microsoft, and Russia,” said Rick Holland, chief information security officer at the security firm Digital Shadows. “It’s evolving, and things could change.”

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As more marijuana dispensaries get targeted by robbers, SAFE Banking Act lingers in Congress

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Weed dispensaries targeted by robbers: Will SAFE Banking Act help?

A bill that could allow electronic transactions at weed dispensaries nationwide is again make its way through Congress but the SAFE Banking Act might not be the cure-all that supporters envision.

In over a decade of operating cannabis shops in Washington, Shea Hynes never once worried about his stores getting robbed at gun point – until recently: In a span of three weeks, his stores were robbed three different times at gun point.

Reports of armed robberies at cannabis dispensaries like Hynes’ have nearly doubled in the first quarter of this year compared with all of last year, according to data maintained by the Craft Cannabis Coalition. The group, which represents more than 50 stores in Washington, has recorded more than 65 armed robberies so far this year, compared with 35 in 2021 and 29 in 2020. 

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