UK points finger at Russia over massive Georgia cyberattack

A huge cyberattack responsible for knocking out over 2,000 websites in the country of Georgia last year was carried out by Russia, according to Georgia, the UK and the US. The UK government says that the Russian military intelligence agency GRU was behind the “attempt to undermine Georgia’s sovereignty” and Former Secretary Dominic Raab described this as “totally unacceptable”. However, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has denied any involvement, according to the Russian state-operated domestic news agency RIA. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found that the GRU was “almost certainly” behind last year’s attacks which affected a number of websites in Georgia including the country’s presidential site and the site… Read More

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Review: Time travel and murder combine in HBO’s riveting Beforeigners series

Beforeigners trailer. Two police detectives from wildly different time periods must learn to work together to solve a murder in Beforeigners, a riveting blend of science fiction and police procedural from HBO Europe that is already poised to become one of the standout shows of the year. Like Netflix’s Ragnarok, it is a Norwegian TV series that draws heavily on the history and mythology of the region. But Beforeigners eschews the supernatural, and the campier teen soap elements, to deliver a thoughtful, moving, and often quite ribald and funny tale of various worlds colliding. (Some spoilers below, but no major reveals.) Series creators Eilif Skodvin and Anne Bjørnstad wanted to… Read More

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The ‘Friends’ reunion special is officially happening at HBO Max and each cast member will reportedly get paid over $2 million

HBO Max announced on Friday that the “Friends” reunion special is officially happening at the upcoming streaming service. Each member of the “Friends” cast was nearing a deal for between $2.25 million and $2.5 million to return for the special, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month. Variety reported on Friday that they will each make “at least $2.5 million” for the show. The show will be “a retrospective and interviews with the cast,” not a new episode, WSJ said. WarnerMedia bought the streaming rights to “Friends” last year for $425 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The “Friends” reunion special is… Read More

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Investors in LatAm get bitten by the hotel investment bug as Ayenda raises $8.7 million

Some of Latin America’s leading venture capital investors are now backing hotel chains. In fact, Ayenda, the largest hotel chain in Colombia, has raised $8.7 million in a new round of funding, according to the company. Led by Kaszek Ventures, the round will support the continued expansion of Ayenda’s chain of hotels in Colombia and beyond. The hotel operator already has 150 hotels operating under its flag in Colombia and has recently expanded to Peru, according to a statement. Financing came from Kaszek Ventures and strategic investors like Irelandia Aviation, Kairos, Altabix and BWG Ventures. The company, which was founded in 2018, now has more than 4,500 rooms under its… Read More

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Investors in LatAm get bitten by the hotel investment bug as Ayenda raises $8.7 million

Some of Latin America’s leading venture capital investors are now backing hotel chains. In fact, Ayenda, the largest hotel chain in Colombia, has raised $8.7 million in a new round of funding, according to the company. Led by Kaszek Ventures, the round will support the continued expansion of Ayenda’s chain of hotels in Colombia and beyond. The hotel operator already has 150 hotels operating under its flag in Colombia and has recently expanded to Peru, according to a statement. Financing came from Kaszek Ventures, and strategic investors like Irelandia Aviation, Kairos, Altabix, and BWG Ventures. The company, which was founded in 2018, now has more than 4,500 rooms under its… Read More

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