Hackers of CD Projekt Red threaten to sell stolen code to the highest bidder

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The video game developer behind the popular The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077 is now facing a major cybersecurity dilemma that sounds straight out of its latest sci-fi action game.

Polish developer CD Projekt Red announced earlier this week that its servers had been compromised by an “unknown actor,” which managed to gain unauthorised access to the company’s internal network to copy data before encrypting CD Projekt Red’s servers. Data copied by the hackers included source code and internal documents related to accounting, administration, legal, HR, and investor relations.

Hackers claimed that they specifically obtained source files for the games

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Dai-ichi Insurance buys entirety of ADB education bond

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Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company has purchased the entire amount of the first-ever education bond issued by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The bond is valued at ¥6 billion (approx. SG$1.23 billion) and matures in 10 years.

The bond will be used to fund ADB’s initiatives to improve education, including technical and vocational training for educators. With around 1.7 billion students worldwide affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ADB’s investments will include efforts to strengthen distance and online learning, as well as expanding internet connectivity in mostly-unreached areas.

According to ADB, it currently has over SG$7.95 billion worth

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Polish mobile payments platform BLIK post record numbers

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Outside of the Nordics, BLIK, the Polish mobile payments super app is perhaps the next best performing digital payments “standard” at a domestic level.

In Q4 2020, BLIK users in Poland performed 140 million transactions, with over 420 million throughout the year. At the end of the year, 7 million people were actively using the mobile payment system.

The total value of transactions in Q4 was nearly PLN 19 billion ($5 billion), while the year closed out with PLN 57 billion ($15.35 billion).

BLIK is available to virtually all mobile banking customers and can be used not only in for

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Mastercard announces it will allow cryptocurrencies on its network

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Hot on the heels of Visa and its recent announcement, Mastercard says it will begin allowing cardholders to transact in certain cryptocurrencies on its network, the latest company to embrace digital assets.

Mastercard announces it will allow cryptocurrencies on its network

Mastercard also says it is “actively engaging” with central banks around the world on their plans to launch new central bank digital currencies (CBDC), according to a Mastercard blog post on Wednesday.

“We are preparing right now for the future of crypto and payments, announcing that this year Mastercard will start supporting select cryptocurrencies directly on our network,” says

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