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Last Update on July 07, 2015 07:06 GMT

IN THE NEWS: SURVEYMONKEY-SANBERG

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- SurveyMonkey will add two new members to its board of directors, including Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg is the widow of David Goldberg, who was CEO at SurveyMonkey from 2009 until he died in an accident while exercising in May. The company in Palo Alto, California said Monday its other new director is David Ebersman, the CEO of Lyra Health and former chief financial officer at Facebook. SurveyMonkey operates an online survey platform.

IN THE NEWS:HACKERS HACKED

LONDON (AP) -- An Italian surveillance firm known for selling malicious software used by police bodies and spy agencies has succumbed to a cyberattack, the firm's spokesman said Monday. Hacking Team confirmed the embarrassing breach and called it an "online attack," which included private documents and invoices ricocheting across the Internet. The firm's headache began late Sunday, when its Twitter account was apparently hijacked and began posting screenshots of what were said to be internal company emails and details of secret deals with various world governments. At the same time a massive file, several hundred gigabytes in size, was leaked online. The Milan-based company has been the subject of increased scrutiny after its malware was discovered targeting a series of journalists and activists.

 
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